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2017 Speed Chess Championship Schedule, Results, Information

2017 Speed Chess Championship Schedule, Results, Information

The 2017 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship features 16 of the world's best chess players in an innovative eSports bracket tournament.

NEXT MATCH:

Oct. 4: Magnus Carlsen vs. Gadir Guseinov at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Central Europe live on www.Chess.com/TV.

You can find important information on the event below.

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Broadcast and streaming:

All 2017 Speed Chess Championship matches will be broadcast live with full chess-master commentary on Chess.com/TV and Twitch.tv/Chess. 

Upcoming broadcast teams:

  • Oct. 4: Magnus Carlsen vs. Gadir Guseinov: IM Danny Rensch and GM Eric Hansen.

2017 Speed Chess Championship Schedule, Results and Prizes:

Round one:

  • May 3: Hikaru Nakamura vs. Sergey Grigoriants at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Central Europe

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Result: Nakamura 20.5, Grigoriants 7.5.

Prizes: Nakamura $1,732.14, Grigoriants $267.86

Watch: full match video replay

Read: news recap by FM Mike Klein

  • May 24: Sergey Karjakin vs. Georg Meier at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Central Europe

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Result: Karjakin 19.0, Meier 7.0.

Prizes: Karjakin $1,730.77, Meier $269.23

Watch: full match video replay

Read: news recap by NM Sam Copeland

  • May 25: Wesley So vs. Anish Giri at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Central Europe

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Result: So 15.5, Giri 14.5

Prizes: So $1,516.67, Giri $483.33

Watch: full match video replay

Read: news recap by Peter Doggers

  • Aug. 3: Alexander Grischuk vs Richard Rapport at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Central Europe

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Result: Grischuk 17.5, Rapport 9.5

Prizes: Grischuk $1,648.15, Rapport $351.85

Watch: full match video replay

Read: news recap by Mike Klein

  • Aug. 23: Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Levon Aronian at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Central Europe

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ResultNepomniachtchi 15, Aronian 13

Prizes: Nepomniachtchi $1,535.71, Aronian $464.29

Watch: full match video replay

Read: news recap by NM Sam Copeland

  • Aug. 24: Fabiano Caruana vs Hou Yifan at 3 p.m. Pacific, 6 p.m. Eastern, midnight Central Europe, 6 a.m. Beijing

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ResultCaruana 19, Hou 8

Prizes: Caruana $1,703.70, Hou $296.30

Watch: full match video replay

Read: news recap by FM Mike Klein

  • Aug. 30: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs Jeffery Xiong at 9 a.m. Pacific, 12 p.m. Eastern. 6 p.m. Central Europe

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ResultMVL 19, Xiong 12

Prizes: MVL $1,612.90, Xiong $387.10

Watch: full match video replay

Read: news recap by NM Sam Copeland

  • Oct. 4: Magnus Carlsen vs. Gadir Guseinov at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Central Europe

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Round two:

  • Oct. 12
  • Oct. 19
  • Nov. 2
  • Nov. 9

Semifinals:

  • Nov. 27
  • Dec. 7

Championship:

  • Dec. 21

Bracket:

Click the bracket for a larger image.

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Event prizes: $50,000 total. 

  • Round 1 (16 players, 8 matches): $16,000. $1,000 to the winner of each match. $1,000 split between match winner and loser by total win percentage.
  • Round 2 (8 players, 4 matches): $12,000. $1,500 to the winner of each match. $1,500 split between match winner and loser by total win percentage.
  • Semifinals, Round 3 (4 players, 2 matches): $12,000. $3,000 to winner of each match. $3,000 split between match winner and loser by total win percentage.
  • Finals, Round 4 (2 players, 1 match): $10,000. $5,000 to the winner, the title of Speed Chess Champion and a trophy with name engraved. $5,000 split between match winner and loser by total win percentage.

Format:

Each 2017 Speed Chess Championship match will feature 90 minutes of 5/2 blitz, 60 minutes of 3/2 blitz, and 30 minutes of 1/1 bullet chess.

One chess960 game will be played in each time control at the end of each time period.

In the event of a match tie, one additional classical game will be played at each time control. If still tied after the best-of-three tiebreaker, a single Armageddon game will be played, with the higher-seeded player to start the match choosing between White with 5 minutes and 0 second increment or Black with 3 minutes and 0 second increment, with Black receiving draw odds.

Rules:

For the official rules of the 2017 Speed Chess Championship, please visit this article.

Further information:

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