Highlights

Preliminaries

July 21st - 29th

Rest

30th

Semi-finals

July 31st - August 2nd

August 3rd - 5th

Final

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Magnus Carlsen 

Ian Nepomniachtchi


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About the Magnus
Carlsen Chess Tour

The Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour is an unprecendented $1 million online series of chess events. It features World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen and most of the world’s best players competing in 4 super-tournaments, with the winners then playing in a Grand Final in August 2020.

Tournament rules

Phase 1 Preliminaries

10-Player Round-Robin  (9 rounds)
Each round consists of four 15+10 rapid games

In case the score after the 4 rapid games is 2-2, an Armageddon game shall be played. In Armageddon White has 5 minutes to Black's 4, but a draw counts as a win for Black
There are 3 points for a match win, or 2 for a win and 1 for a loss after Armageddon - the top 4 advance to the semi-finals

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Phase 2 Knockout

The Knockout phase consists of the Semi-Finals and Final
Each clash is a best-of-3 series of matches, with one match per day
Each match consists of 4 rapid games

In case the score after the 4 rapid games is 2-2 then two 5+3 blitz games are played and then, if needed, Armageddon

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Prize fund

Winner
Runner-up
Semi-finalists
5th place
6th place

7th place
8th place
9th place
10th place

$ 45,000
$ 30,000
$ 17,500
$ 10,000
$ 8,000

$ 7,000
$ 6,000
$ 5,000
$ 4,000

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July 21st

Day 1

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July 22nd

Day 2

Round Robin

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July 23rd

Day 3

Round Robin

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July 24th

Day 4

Round Robin

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July 25th

Day 5

Round Robin

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July 26th

Day 6

Round Robin

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July 27th

Day 7

Round Robin

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July 28th

Day 8

Round Robin

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July 29th

Day 9

Round Robin

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July 31st

Day 1

Semi-Finals

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Aug 1st

Day 2

Semi-Finals

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Aug 2nd

Day 3

Semi-Finals

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Aug 3rd

Day 1

FINAL

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Aug 4th

Day 2

FINAL

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