The Chess.com Global Championship Knockout section begins on September 14. An occasion that began with hundreds of members is all the way down to a subject of 64. In the subsequent few weeks, there’ll solely be 32, then 16, after which eight hopefuls. By November? One champion. Featuring a who’s who of younger stars, skilled legends, and immediately’s better of the very best, the CGC is a can’t-miss occasion.
This can also be your probability—you, part of this group—at successful the $100,000 prize. However, that is solely inside attain in case you choose the right bracket.
What would you purchase with $100,000? The down fee on a home, a model new Tesla? Ooh, a model new Range Rover!? What a few yr at Harvard or Yale (nearly)? Over 87,700 Snickers bars? The prospects are practically limitless.
Armed together with your data as a substitute of random guessing, how shut are you able to get?
How To Enter
How do you enter? Simply comply with this hyperlink to Challonge.com (a 3rd celebration website) and full your bracket there. There isn’t any buy needed for entry.
Deadline for submitting your prediction is Wednesday September 14, 04:00 a.m. PT /13:00 CEST
Please title your bracket together with your Chess.com person title and your prediction of the ultimate match rating.
Only an ideal bracket will win the $100,000 prize, which will likely be shared within the occasion of a number of good predictions.
But! We are nonetheless awarding prizes for the highest finishers no matter closing rating. They are:
|1st||Chess.com hoodie, stickers, keychain, cap, and pen|
|2nd||Chess.com t-shirt, stickers, keychain, cap, and pen|
|Third-Fifth||Chess.com stickers, keychain, cap, and pen|
|Sixth-Tenth||3-Month Chess.com Diamond Membership|
|Eleventh-Twentieth||1-Month Chess.com Diamond Membership|
Scoring And Tiebreaks
In a departure from previous bracket contests, scoring will likely be saved linearly—see the desk under. This change locations extra emphasis on predicting every particular person match moderately than the general champion.
Of course, if you’d like an ideal bracket, you will nonetheless should determine the proper champion.
|Round||Points Per Match||Total Points In Round|
|First Round (Round of 64)||1||32|
|Second Round (Round of 32)||2||32|
|Third Round (Round of 16)||3||24|
Challonge breaks ties with:
- Number of right picks
Chess.com’s further tiebreak figuring out elements:
- Correct winner predicted
- Correct finals rating predicted
- Nearest margin of victory
- Closest to the proper rating of event winner
- The final tiebreaker is the order your bracket was submitted (earlier is best).
In any of the situations above, the shedding tiebreakers rank as no. 2, 3, 4 and many others.
The knockouts start on September 14—remember to submit your bracket upfront and never miss out on the possibilities at prizes and memberships!
Note: This contest is void in all areas the place prohibited by state, municipal or federal regulation.
Procedures for Contacting and Announcing Winners, and Giving Out Prizes
We will likely be in contact with winners by Messages on Chess.com, or by way of the e-mail supplied of their submission.
Contact will likely be made inside 1 calendar week after the competition ends.
If prizes are given out repeatedly all through an occasion, contact will likely be made 1 week after the occasion ends.
In contests the place winners are picked randomly from chats on Twitch, YouTube and Chess.com., everybody who gave the proper reply will likely be raffled utilizing a software program that can guarantee an neutral and random number of winners.
By taking part within the occasion, you might be consenting to Chess.com utilizing your title/picture for objective of administration, prize fulfilment, use in a publicly obtainable winners checklist, and associated Chess.com occasion promotion.
NB: If you have got obtained no contact after per week, you possibly can declare your prize by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.