Gideon Japhet Memorial Open Chess Tournament 2014


Come watch a fascinating Rapid Chess duel between the chess legends

The games will be transmitted LIVE (video + chess board) on this Web page, followed by live video interviews with Gelfand and Svidler after each pair of games.

GM Boris Gelfand

Vice World Champion 2012; rating 2725
Boris Gelfand vs. Peter Svidler

GM Peter Svidler

Seven times Russia champion; rating 2793
The 2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial Open Chess Tournament is proud to host a series of 8 Rapid Chess games between Gelfand and Svidler, two per day. Schedule:
Sunday July 20, 12:30 - 15:00 GMT (begins 15:30 Israel time)
Monday July 21, 11:00 - 13:30 GMT (begins 14:00 Israel time)
Wednesday July 23, 11:00 - 13:30 GMT (begins 14:00 Israel time)
Thursday July 24, 8:00 - 11:00 GMT (begins 11:00 Israel time)
Game 1 won a special prize for the best game in the Gelfand-Svidler series, awarded by Oleg Skvortsov.

The games start in



Gelfand-Svidler Rapid Chess Match, 2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial

Rating FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
Gelfand GM Boris Gelfand 2725 Israel 1/2 1/2 0 1/2 1 0 0 1/2 3
Svidler GM Peter Svidler 2793 Russia 1/2 1/2 1 1/2 0 1 1 1/2 5


Game 1, 20 July 15:30


Game 2, 20 July 16:45


Game 3, 21 July 14:00


Game 4, 21 July 15:30


Game 5, 23 July 14:00


Game 6, 23 July 15:30


Game 7, 24 July 11:00


Game 8, 24 July 12:30