The first round of the ACP Golden Classic has started at the Auditorium in an impressive way. Before the start of the games, the light were dimmed and a video with highlights of the city of Bergamo were shown on the big screen. Mr. Gianpietro Pagnoncelli, presesident of the Italian Chess Federation performed the inaugural move of the tournament. The pairings of the first round are: Almasi-Nepomniachtchi, So-Sutovsky and Jobava-Brunello. The live games are presented with computer engine analysis. Live commentary and analysis is provided and everyone is invited to chat about the games and to ask questions to the commentators.
Mr. Gianpietro Pagnoncelli goes for 1.Nf3!
Almasi-Nepomniachtchi (Click to Follow LIVE)
Ian Nepomniachtchi wit black against Zoltan Almasi.
Wesley So - Emil Sutovsky (Click to Follow LIVE)
Both Emil Sutovsky and Wesley So already developed their King's Bishop.
Baadur Jobava - Sabino Brunello (Click to follow LIVE)
Sabino Brunello and Baadur Jobava at the start of the first round.
* A big report with more photos, interviews, results and much more will follow after the games finish.