Rising Stars vs. Experience Starts Tomorrow
August 19, 2009
The NH Rising Stars vs. Experience tournament begins tomorrow in Amsterdam and goes from August 20-31. U.S. Champion Hikaru Nakamura leads the Rising Stars team while 33-year-old Peter Svidler (the veterans are getting younger!) leads the Experience team. Other members of the Rising Stars are Italian-American Fabiano Caruana, Jan Smeets and Daniel Stellwagen from the Netherlands and Hou Yifan. The Experience team also includes Peter Heine Nielsen (Denmark), Alexander Beliavsky (Slovenia), Loek Van Wely (The Netherlands) and Ljubomir Ljubojevic (Serbia).

The games begin at 7:30 AM EST, and you can watch them at the official website or on the Internet Chess Club.

Look for exclusive on-site CLO reports by GM Ian Rogers. Also follow chess.fm and Hikaru Nakamura on twitter, for more news from the scene.