The Lichess paths to qualify into the FIDE World Fischer Random Championship – to be held in Reykjavik from 25 – 30 October later this 12 months – are properly underway.
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We’re now simply over midway by way of the open area phases the place anybody can participate. The high 50 eligible gamers from every open area qualify by way of to 2 invitational arenas. The high 500 gamers from every invitational area will progress to the Swiss stage.
Titled gamers will mechanically be seeded in to the invitational arenas; they don’t must qualify by way of an open area. Players who certified by way of an open area can play both invitational area (or each) to attempt to make it to the highest 500. If a participant performs in each invitational arenas and qualifies in each, whichever invitational area they first made the highest 500 in, would be the path they have to keep on with on the Swiss stage and onwards.
One invitational area, co-organised with Offerspill Sjakklubb, will probably be held on third September 2022 from 14:00 – 18:00 UTC.
One invitational area, co-organised with Charlotte Chess Center and the North American Corporate Chess League, will probably be held on 4th September 2022 from 17:00 – 21:00 UTC.
Bear in thoughts that these occasions will most definitely be the identical, or related, for the Swiss stage and past.
At the midway mark, what are among the statistics from the tournaments?*
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
- I’m a titled chess participant and my title isn’t showing on the record of gamers who’ve certified to the invitational area. Why is my title not showing?
All gamers that Lichess has recognised as holding a FIDE title earned in OTB occasions, and sure nationwide titles, are mechanically certified to the invitational arenas. You don’t must play the open arenas, however we advocate the extra apply they could offer you!
You can ask Lichess to recognise your title, if we haven’t already.
- A titled participant took half in our area, and I got here 51st. Will I nonetheless qualify anyway?
Yes. A titled participant ending within the high 50 will merely be ignored, as they’ve already certified. The subsequent highest finisher who’s eligible will probably be chosen of their place. For instance, if 5 titled gamers took half and completed within the high 50, gamers ranked 51 – 55 would qualify, assuming different situations for eligibility have been met (e.g., truthful play, compliance with guidelines on flags, and many others).
- Someone who already certified has performed once more and made it to the highest 50. Have they taken a qualifier area away from another person?
No. Once you may have certified, you can’t qualify once more. You will simply be enjoying for enjoyable, and for apply. Much like a titled participant enjoying, they won’t take one other participant’s qualifier spot both. It will cross on to the subsequent highest ranked eligible participant.
- I’m not titled, however nonetheless not showing within the record of certified gamers – what might trigger this?
Your account will not be in good standing, or allowed to participate in prize occasions on Lichess. Also, keep in mind that in accordance with FIDE’s guidelines, accounts that show the official Russian or Belarussian flags on their profile web page will not be allowed to advance to the subsequent stage. So if this is applicable to your account and also you need to participate, ensure you change your profile flag to one thing else as quickly as attainable. Otherwise your account will not seem within the record.
- How will we all know to entry the invitational arenas? Where can I discover them?
You need to do nothing after getting certified. When we now have the ultimate participant lists, you may be mechanically added to a staff. Only these gamers within the invitational area will be capable to entry this staff. You will obtain a Lichess message providing you with the hyperlink to the invitational area, so regulate your Lichess inbox. It may even be on the invitational area staff web page, and the match calendar. It may even be proven on the Lichess homepage 24 hours earlier than the sector is because of begin.
- Is the qualifier record last?
The qualifier record shouldn’t be last till the invitational arenas have began. Until then, ongoing eligibility checks will probably be carried out, which can change the qualifier record. Where attainable, we’ll add the subsequent highest positioned finisher from the related area to the qualifier record, however we can’t assure this in all circumstances.
- Can I solely play in a single invitational area?
As lengthy as you may have come high 50 in an open area, or are a titled participant, you’ll be able to play in both or each invitational arenas to make it to the highest 500 and progress to the subsequent stage. However, in the event you do make it to the highest 500 within the invitational area, you may be dedicated to both the Offerspill dates and timings for the subsequent phases, or to the Charlotte Chess Center and North American Corporate Chess League dates and timings.