Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour

В турнире играют две сильнейшие шахматистки Казахстана:

За Team Polgar сыграет Жансая Абдумалик (Алматы)
За Team Kramnik сыграет Динара Садуакасова (Нур — Султан)

К сожалению Динара Садуакасова (Казахстан) выбыла из турнира из-за неустойчивого соединения интернета и ее результаты были аннулированы.

Официальное заявление организаторов турнира.

Заявление Динары Садуакасовой:

Дорогие друзья, с большим сожалением вынуждена сообщить, что из-за нестабильного интернета вынуждена прервать участие в турнире Polgar Challenge. Я готовилась к турниру, как в шахматном плане, так и в техническом. Но на протяжении всех 7-ми партий которые я играла, все время были проблемы с интернетом. Даже в последней партии, 7-го тура с международным гроссмейстером Lei Tingjie у меня был перевес по времени и лишняя пешка в коневом эндшпиле 3 на 2, но из-за нестабильной связи я просрочила время. В ходе каждой партии мне приходилось больше думать об интернете. Использовала соединение трёх провайдеров, ничего не помогало. Ещё раз приношу извинения болельщикам и организаторам.

Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour: Polgar Challenge | Day 1 | Judit Polgar and Vladimir Kramnik

Finding the NextGen in chess: The new Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour
Chess legends Judit Polgar and Vladimir Kramnik have joined forces with Play Magnus Group to launch a new elite online tour designed to support rising young players and advance gender equality in the sport.

The Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour will feature some of the world’s top talent and include a healthy balance of male and female competitors.

At stake is a $100,000 prize pot, golden tickets to compete with the very best in the game in the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour as well as educational opportunities and experiences.

Kramnik and Polgar launch the Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour

Are you Team Polgar, or Team Kramnik?

Fronted by the strongest female player of all time, Judit Polgar, and former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik, the new tour will run alongside the hugely-popular Meltwater Champions Chess Tour.

In total 20 players will be involved, divided into teams run by Judit and Vladimir. Live commentary of the action will be provided here on chess24.

The Tour is designed to tackle head-on the lack of female role models competing in top events and promote emerging talent.

Figures from FIDE released last year show there are more than 1700 grandmasters in the world, but only 37 of them are female.

Judit Polgar, however, has shown gender alone is no barrier to success in chess.

The Hungarian’s extraordinary career saw her beat Bobby Fischer’s long-standing record to become the youngest GM in history.

World Champions Judit has beaten include Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov, Boris Spassky, Vasily Smyslov and Viswanathan Anand. She peaked in 2005 when she was 29, hitting eighth in the world rankings.

The 44-year-old, who retired in 2014, said: “It has always been my mission to show chess is not just a game, it is a powerful tool in education.

“The Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour will be full of drama and exciting chess. We hope you tune in to watch!”

The new Tour starts on April 8 and includes four 4-day rapid tournaments played on chess24, leading into a Final taking place from September 9 to 13.
The winner of each event will qualify for a place on the $1.5 million Meltwater Champions Chess Tour, Play Magnus Group’s flagship series.

Julius Baer, the Swiss private bank that has supported the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour, will be the new event’s title partner.