The 2010 edition of the popular Rising Stars vs. Experience NH Tournament, in collaboration with the Monaco-based Association Max Euwe and NH Hoteles, will take place 12th-22nd August at the Grand Hotel Krasnapolosky in the heart of the Dutch capital Amsterdam.
The 'Experience' team won last year and look determined again for a repeat performance with a stronger line-up of Boris Gelfand (Israel) Peter Svidler (Russia), Peter Heine Nielsen (Denmark), Loek van Wely (The Netherlands) and Ljubomir Ljubojevic (Serbia). But seeking revenge also with a strengthened squad is the hungry young 'Rising Stars' team of Hikaru Nakamura (USA), Fabiano Caruana (Italy), Wesley So (Philippines), Anish Giri (Netherlands) and David Howell (England).
This Scheveningen team tournament also has the added attraction of the highest-scorer in the Rising Stars team receiving an automatic invite to the 2011 elite Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament in Nice, France. Last year Jan Smeets of The Netherlands was the surprise package to win the hot-ticket to Amber - which of Nakamura, Caruana, So, Giri or Howell will it be this year?
And after its summer vacation, Chess.FM is back on the air for you to find out! Play gets underway each day at 7:30am ET (last round 6:00am), and Chess.FM will have daily commentary with Mig and the GM team of Joel Benjamin, Larry Christiansen, Alex Yermolinsky, Jon Speelman, Nick de Firmian and Ronen Har-Zvi. And in a partnership with the NH Tournament, the Chess.FM commentary will also be relayed to non-ICC members on the official NH Tournament site
Also coming to you direct from Amsterdam will be the dynamic duo of Macauley Peterson of Chess.FM and Peter Doggers of Chessvibes, with both providing us with exclusive video coverage of the tournament. Check-in now at the official site at www.nhchess.com.
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So get set for double the action both at www.chessclub.com and www.nhchess.com with our exclusive coverage of the NH Tournament from Amsterdam,