Nakamura and Firouzja complete Skilling Open line-up

 

 

Nakamura and Firouzja complete Skilling Open line-up
Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour runner-up Hikaru Nakamura and the world’s most exciting junior Alireza Firouzja are the final players to be confirmed for the Skilling Open, the first event on the $1.5 million Champions Chess Tour. The action kicks off at 18:00 CET on Sunday, with the 16 players battling over the first three days for a place in the 8-player knockout on the final six days. The top 8 will also automatically be invited back for the next $200,000 event to be held in December.

 

 

The 16-player field for the Skilling Open has an average classical rating of 2758 and includes 7 of the world’s top 10. The average age of the players is the same as that of Magnus Carlsen, 29, though the World Champion turns 30 on the final day of the event.