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WR Chess Masters 2023 • Dusseldorf
16-25
Feb
14:00-19:00 daily
WR Gourmet Club
WFM Anna Endreß and GM Sebastian Siebrecht lead through the games. Casual analysis, chess discussion and workshop for VIPs.
15
Feb
16:00-18:00
Simultaneous exhibition
Grandmaster Vincent Keymer takes on the German Team Champions U10 from Düsseldorfer SV and U10 talents from Düsseldorfer SK. Keymer will play simultaneously on ten boards.
15
Feb
18:00-19:00
Hand & Brain
An opportunity for VIPs to join forces with the masters in pairs of two. The “brain” announces the piece to move, the “hand” executes.
15
Feb
19:00-21:00
Opening Ceremony
Gala with Moderator Joram Seewi, followed by dinner. After dinner: The drawing of lots for the WR Chess Masters will determine the pairings.
16
Feb
11:00-13:00
Simultaneous exhibition
Three times World Youth and Junior Champion Zhansaya Abdumalik from Kazakhstan plays against ten girls from Düsseldorfer SK.
17
Feb
11:00-13:00
School chess
Local pupils from different schools are invited to learn and enjoy chess. There will be a simultaneous exhibition as well as a chess workshop for children.
18
Feb
11:00-13:00
Düsseldorf talents meets Master
An opportunity for talents from Düsseldorf chess clubs to meet some of the best players in the World - and to watch them play.
19
Feb
11:00-13:00
Friendly blitz tournament
Especially aimed at Ukrainian refugees, also at children from Düsseldorf chess clubs. They will all come together for a friendly blitz competition.
20
Feb
11:00-13:00
Düsseldorf Carnival
Helau! Düsseldorf is even more famous for its carnival than for its chess. Players, organizers and guests will celebrate “Rosenmontag” together.
20
Feb
16:00-18:00
Table tennis tournament
Our grandmasters can play table tennis as well. After being instructed by professionals from Bundesliga club Borussia Düsseldorf, they’ll play even better.
21-25
Feb
10:00-13:30
WR Chess Juniors
Chess Minicamp for aspiring players, held by former World Championship finalist Boris Gelfand and German number one Elisabeth Pähtz.
21-25
Feb
17:00-19:30
Boys and girls: the final
One round robin tournament among six girls, another among six boys. Players have qualified in online tournaments: December 27th and 29th.
26
Feb
10:00
Blitz tournament
A Blitz tournament for twelve children and teenagers. The format will be a Round Robin tournament: Each participant plays each other.
26
Feb
14:00-18:00
Bughouse event with top players
The Masters players, host Wadim Rosenstein and selected guests will form eight teams to compete in a Bughouse tournament.