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2021 Bughouse World Championship: All The Info

2021 Bughouse World Championship: All The Info

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The 2021-2022 Bughouse World Championship is a tournament where players will gather to play a series of bughouse matches. The event runs from November 8 through January 2022 and will have a $5,000 prize fund.

Here's all the information you need to know about this event:


Broadcast

Matches of the 2021-2022 Bughouse World Championship will be broadcast on Chess.com's events Twitch channel, as well as on co-organizer Chuck Moulton's channel. Make sure you tune in to keep up with all the action!

Schedule

  • October 8: Registrations start
  • November 5: Registrations close
  • November 8: Group stage starts
  • January 3: Knockout starts

Prizes

The event features a $5,000 prize fund, which will be divided as follows:

Open

  • 1st: $1,500
  • 2nd: $1,000
  • 3rd: $500
  • 4th: $250
  • 5-8th: $50

U2000

  • 1st: $500
  • 2nd: $300
  • 3rd: $150
  • 4th: $100
  • 5-8th: $50

Bonus Prizes

  • U2400: $50
  • U2200: $50
  • U1800: $50
  • U1600: $50
  • Best woman-woman team: $50
  • Best U18 years-old team: $50

Format

The event will feature a round-robin group stage, with the two top teams advancing to a knockout stage. Players will be divided into an open or a U2000 section according to their bughouse rating.

Open Section

  • Best-of-16 matches
  • Games will be in the 2|0 time control

U2000 Section

  • Best-of-14 matches
  • Games will be in the 3|0 time control

About Bughouse

Bughouse is a four-player chess variant where two teams compete against each other. Teams are formed by a white and a black player, who play on separate boards against the other team's white and black players. If a player captures an opponent's piece, their teammate can use the captured piece on their own army.

To learn more about bughouse, read this article about the variant. You can also play it by visiting our Variants page and selecting bughouse inside the "most popular" tab.

How To Play

The event is open to all who wish to participate. If you're interested in playing in the event, please fill out the official sign-up form below. Registrations will be closed on November 5.

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