The pairings for the Arctic Chess Stars were drawn at the press conference at Caroline Kino tonight. The games tomorrow will feature:
1st round 1430: Anand-Hammer and Polgar-Carlsen
2nd round 1600: Carlsen-Hammer and Polgar-Anand
3rd round 1730: Hammer-Polgar and Anand-Carlsen
We’ll play the same schedule on Sunday, although with colors reversed.
I got the toughest possible start – but if it wasn’t tough, it wouldn’t be as much fun! Wish me luck!