Kicking off Sept. 14, the Chess.com Global Chess Championship will see legendary chess gamers akin to GM Viswanathan Anand, GM Vasyl Ivanchuk, GM Vladimir Kramnik, and GM Veselin Topalov compete towards immediately’s greatest (on-line) gamers, together with GM Hikaru Nakamura, GM Ding Liren, GM Levon Aronian, and GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda. The full bracket of 64 gamers reveals a mouth-watering subject.
A brand new and thrilling section of the Global Chess.com Championship, Chess.com’s first-ever occasion with a $1 million prize fund, is across the nook. With 32 qualifiers joined by 32 seeded gamers, we’ll be seeing youth vs. expertise, upcoming abilities vs. former world champions, and on-line specialists vs. seasoned grandmasters within the coming weeks because the knockout section of the championship will get underway.
How to observe the Global Chess Championship Knockout
The subject contains 5 world champions: Anand, Kramnik, Topalov, and GMs Hou Yifan and GM Ju Wenjun. There are additionally 5 world championship challengers: GM Boris Gelfand, GM Fabiano Caruana, GM Peter Leko, GM Gata Kamsky, and GM Ian Nepomniachtchi. Besides Aronian, Duda, Gelfand, Kamsky, and Kramnik, there are two extra FIDE World Cup winners: GM Peter Svidler and GM Teimour Radabov. And then there are additionally two gamers who made it to the ultimate of a FIDE World Championship: GM Michael Adams and Ivanchuk.
New Power Generation
A big rivalry within the subject remains to be a young person, or (simply over) 20 years previous. The first point out ought to go to 18-year-old GM Arjun Erigaisi, presently the world’s quantity 18 participant within the dwell scores, in case you missed it! Olympic gold winner GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov is there as properly, and in addition e.g. GM Jeffery Xiong, GM Nihal Sarin, GM Andrey Esipenko, GM Kirill Shevchenko, and GM Raunak Sadhwani.
Some individuals is perhaps lesser identified on the earth of classical chess, however have made a reputation up to now few years right here on Chess.com. For instance, there’s GM-elect Denis Lazavik, who gained Titled Tuesday a number of days in the past and topped the fourth Play-in of this Global Chess Championship. Other regulars are GM Oleksandr Bortnyk (who e.g. reached the 2019 Bullet Chess Championship last), GM Jose Martinez (a three-time victor in Winner Stays and the winner of the seventh season of Arena Kings), and GM-elect Tuan Minh Le (a number of Titled Tuesday winner and the winner of the ultimate Play-in).
The Strength Throughout
The subject of 64 gamers has many extra huge names which have frequented high tournaments lately. To title only a few: GM Anish Giri, GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, GM Alexander Grischuk, GM Leinier Dominguez, GM Le Quang Liem, GM Wang Hao, GM Dmitry Andreikin, and GM Vladimir Fedoseev. Pick your favourite!
Chess.com Global Chess Championship 2022 | Knockout, Round 1 Pairings
|Group A||Group E|
|Hikaru Nakamura vs. Rodrigo Vasquez||Ian Nepomniachtchi vs. Mahammad Muradli|
|David Navara vs. Michael Adams||Peter Svidler vs. Alexei Shirov|
|Leinier Dominguez Perez vs. Maksim Chigaev||Teimour Radjabov vs. Hou Yifan|
|Le Quang Liem vs. Eric Hansen||Arjun Erigaisi vs. David Paravyan|
|Group B||Group F|
|Jan-Krzysztof Duda vs.||Anish Giri vs. Ju Wenjun|
|Wang Hao vs. Peter Leko||Veselin Topalov vs. Raunak Sadhwani|
|Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs. Vladislav Kovalev||Viswanathan Anand vs. Pavel Ponkratov|
|Vidit Gujrathi vs. Alexey Sarana||Nodirbek Abdusattorov vs. Boris Gelfand|
|Group C||Group G|
|Wesley So vs. Denis Lazavik||Ding Liren vs. Tuan Minh Le|
|Ray Robson vs. Vasyl Ivanchuk||Andrey Esipenko vs. Bassem Amin|
|Alexander Grischuk vs. Benjamin Bok||Vladimir Kramnik vs. Hrant Melkumyan|
|Jeffery Xiong vs. Oleksandr Bortnyk||Nihal Sarin vs. Rauf Mamedov|
|Group D||Group H|
|Fabiano Caruana vs. Martyn Kravtsiv||Levon Aronian vs. Nikolas Theodorou|
|Kirill Alekseenko vs. Jose Martinez||Francisco Vallejo vs. Maxim Matlakov|
|Dmitry Andreikin vs. Aram Hakobyan||Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs. Eduardo Iturrizaga|
|Vladimir Fedoseev vs. Gata Kamsky||Sam Sevian vs. Rasmus Svane|
This knockout section runs between September 14 and October 9, 2022. On September 14, the knockout kicks off with Le Quan Liem-Hansen, Alekseenko-Martinez, Ding-Tuan Minh Le, Esipenko-Amin, Kramnik-Melkumyan, and Nihal-Mamedov. Full dates, occasions, and pairings might be printed quickly.
Each match is performed over 4 15+2 speedy video games. If the match ends in a tie, a single speedy armageddon sport determines the winner. White will get quarter-hour and should win, with a bidding system to find out who performs Black with draw odds. Players talk privately the period of time they’re keen to get to play as Black; the decrease time provided wins the bid, and that participant begins with the period of time bid. If the bid is tied, the higher-seeded participant chooses the colour.
$1 million Prize Fund
From this knockout section, eight gamers will qualify for the Global Chess Championship Finals, to be held November 2-7, on web site in Toronto, Canada, the place a $200,000 first prize might be at stake. Meanwhile, the 32 gamers who get knocked out within the first spherical nonetheless go house with $5,000. The Global Chess Championship is Chess.com’s first-ever occasion with a $1 million whole prize fund.
Who do you suppose will win the inaugural Global Chess Championship? Leave your selection within the feedback!