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2021 Speed Chess Championship: All The Information

2021 Speed Chess Championship: All The Information

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GM Hikaru Nakamura won the main event of the 2021 Speed Chess Championship. This multi-event series featured top players competing in fast-paced games for a piece of the $232,000 prize fund. The event started on March 31 with the Bullet Chess Championship, followed by the Junior Speed Chess Championship, Grand Prix, Super Swiss, and ending with the Main Event on December 19.


Broadcast

You can watch the live broadcast of all the 2021 Speed Chess Championship events live with expert commentary. Follow the link to each event's guide to find specific information about its broadcast.

Events

2021 Bullet Chess Championship

The 2021 Bullet Chess Championship concluded April 8, with GM Alireza Firouzja taking first place and qualifying for the 2021 Speed Chess Championship Main Event.

2021 Speed Chess Championship

2021 Junior Speed Chess Championship

The 2021 Junior Speed Chess Championship sponsored by ChessKid.com started on June 7. The winner of the championship will qualify for the Main Event of the Speed Chess Championship.

2021 Speed Chess Championship

2021 Speed Chess Championship Grand Prix

The Grand Prix runs from September 18 through October 9 with four total tournaments happening once a week. The overall winner of the Grand Prix gets a spot on the 2021 Speed Chess Championship Main Event.

2021 SCC Grand Prix

2021 Speed Chess Championship Super Swiss

The Super Swiss is a two-day event starting on October 16, with players competing in a Swiss tournament followed by a blitz and bullet knockout tournament. The winner of the Super Swiss qualifies for the Main Event of the 2021 Speed Chess Championship.

2021 SCC Super Swiss

2021 Speed Chess Championship Main Event

The Main Event of the 2021 Speed Chess Championship united 12 invited players with four others who qualified from the other events. GM Hikaru Nakamura won the main event final on December 19.

2021 SCC Main Event

Schedule

  • 2021 Bullet Chess Championship: March 31-April 7
  • 2021 Junior Speed Chess Championship: June 7-September
  • 2021 Speed Chess Championship Grand Prix: September 18-October 9
  • 2021 Speed Chess Championship Super Swiss: October 16 and October 17
  • 2021 Speed Chess Championship Main Event: November 12-December 19

Players

Each of the events in the 2021 Speed Chess Championship features a different set of players. Visit each event's guide to see the players participating in them.

Prizes

  • 2021 Bullet Chess Championship: $32,000
  • 2021 Junior Speed Chess Championship: $35,000
  • 2021 Speed Chess Championship Grand Prix: $40,000
  • 2021 Speed Chess Championship Super Swiss: $25,000
  • 2021 Speed Chess Championship Main Event: $100,000

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