FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup: All The Info

FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup: All The Info‎

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China won the inaugural FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup on Sunday. Their Superfinal with the USA ended in 2-2, with China having draw odds for winning the round-robin phase.

The full news report on the Superfinal can be found here.

The FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup was a team competition held from May 5-10, 2020 on Chess.com featuring Russia, USA, Europe, China, India, plus a team representing the "Rest of the World." Here you can find all the information.

Pairings and results

Rd. 1, May 5 6 a.m. PDT 15:00 CET Rd. 6, May 7 8:00 a.m. PDT 17:00 CET
Europe  Europe 2-2  Russia  Russia 1.5-2.5 Europe  Europe
 China 3-1  RoW  RoW 0.5-3.5  China
 India 2-2  USA  USA 2.5-1.5  India
Rd. 2, May 5 7:45 a.m. PDT 16:45 CET Rd. 7, May 8 6 a.m. PDT 15:00 CET
 Russia 1-3  USA  USA 2.5-1.5  Russia
 RoW 2.5-1.5  India  India 2.5-1.5  RoW
Europe  Europe 1-3  China  China 2.5-1.5 Europe  Europe
Rd. 3, May 6 6 a.m. PDT 15:00 CET Rd. 8, May 8 8 a.m. PDT 17:00 CET
 China 2-2  Russia  Russia 1.5-2.5  China
 India 1.5-2.5 Europe  Europe Europe  Europe 2-2  India
 USA 2.5-1.5  RoW  RoW 1-3  USA
Rd. 4, May 6 8 a.m. PDT 17:00 CET Rd. 9, May 9 6 a.m. PDT 15:00 CET
 Russia 3-1  RoW  RoW 2-2  Russia
Europe  Europe 3-1  USA  USA 1.5-2.5 Europe  Europe
 China 2.5-1.5  India  India 1.5-2.5  China
Rd. 5, May 7 6 a.m. PDT 15:00 CET Rd. 10, May 9 8 a.m. PDT 17:00 CET
 India 2-2  Russia  Russia 2.5-1.5  India
 USA 1.5-2.5  China  China 1.5-2.5  USA
 RoW 1.5-2.5 Europe  Europe Europe  Europe 2-2  RoW


FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup | Final Standings

Rk. Fed Team 1a 1b 2a 2b 3a 3b 4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b MP BP TB3 TB4 TB5
1 China 3 2 3 17 25,5 0 473,5 61
2 USA 1 3 2 3 13 22 0 418,8 58,5
3 Europe 1 3 2 2 2 13 21,5 0 414,3 53
4 Russia 2 1 2 2 3 2 8 19 0 370,8 45
5 India 2 2 2 5 17,5 0 353,3 43
6 Rest of the World 1 ½ 1 2 1 2 4 14,5 0 295,5 39,5


Superfinal

Bo. Fed China Rtg 2 : 2 Fed USA Rtg
1.1 Ding Liren (w) 2836 1/2 Hikaru Nakamura (b) 2829
1.2 Wei Yi (b) 2752 0-1 Fabiano Caruana (w) 2773
1.3 Yu Yangyi (w) 2738 1-0 Wesley So (b) 2741
1.4 Hou Yifan (b) 2621 1/2 Irina Krush (w) 2392

Games

Games rounds 1-10 + Superfinal

Watch on Chess.com

All games will be played on the Chess.com live server and can be followed on our events page and in our Android and iOS apps under 'Watch'. Commentary by GM Robert Hess, IM Daniel Rensch, and special guests can be enjoyed at Chess.com/TV where the games will be discussed and explained.

Format

The first stage consists of a double round-robin, with each team playing each other twice. The top two teams after 10 rounds qualify for a "Superfinal" match. The winner of this match will be declared the winner of the FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup. If the Superfinal ends in a tie, the team that finished first in the group stage is declared the winner.

All matches are played on four boards: three with male players and one with female players. The time control for all games is 25 minutes + 10 seconds increment per move, starting from move one.

Dates/times

The tournament takes place May 5-10, 2020. The group stage runs May 5-9, with two rounds per day.  The Superfinal is played on May 10. The games start 15:00 CEST / 9 a.m. Eastern / 6 a.m. Pacific.

Date Pacific time Eastern time Central European time Event
May 5 6 a.m. 9 a.m. 15:00 Round 1
May 5 8 a.m. 11 a.m. 17:00 Round 2
May 6 6 a.m. 9 a.m. 15:00 Round 3
May 6 8 a.m. 11 a.m. 17:00 Round 4
May 7 6 a.m. 9 a.m. 15:00 Round 5
May 7 8 a.m. 11 a.m. 17:00 Round 6
May 8 6 a.m. 9 a.m. 15:00 Round 7
May 8 8 a.m. 11 a.m. 17:00 Round 8
May 9 6 a.m. 9 a.m. 15:00 Round 9
May 9 8 a.m. 11 a.m. 17:00 Round 10
May 10 7 a.m. 10 a.m. 16:00 Superfinal

Teams

Each team consists of four main players (three men and one woman), two reserves (one man and one woman), and a team captain.

Each team’s board order is decided by the team captain no later than 24 hours before the beginning of the first round and cannot be modified once determined. Each team captain decides on his team composition for each match. This decision will be announced no later than 30 minutes before the beginning of the relevant round. In case of a substitution on the male boards, the reserve player will go to board three.

Teams

# Flag China Standard Rapid # Flag USA Standard Rapid
1 Ding Liren 2791 2836 1 Fabiano Caruana 2835 2773
2 Wang Hao 2763 2750 2 Hikaru Nakamura 2736 2829
3 Wei Yi 2732 2752 3 Leinier Dominguez 2758 2786
4 Hou Yifan 2658 2621 4 Irina Krush 2429 2392
5 Yu Yangyi 2709 2738 5 Wesley So 2770 2816
6 Ju Wenjun 2560 2610 6 Anna Zatonskih 2420 2327
C Ye Jiangchuan av. 2702 av. 2718 C John Donaldson av. 2658 av. 2654
# Flag Europe Standard Rapid # Flag India Standard Rapid
1 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2778 2860 1 Viswanathan Anand* 2753 2785
2 Levon Aronian 2773 2778 2 Vidit Gujrathi 2726 2636
3 Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2753 2774 3 Pentala Harikrishna 2719 2690
4 Anna Muzychuk 2535 2533 4 Humpy Koneru 2586 2483
5 Anish Giri 2764 2731 5 Adhiban Baskaran 2659 2624
6 Nana Dzagnidze 2524 2447 6 Harika Dronavalli 2515 2450
C Garry Kasparov av. 2688 av. 2687 C Vladimir Kramnik* av. 2660 av. 2611
# Flag Russia Standard Rapid # Flag Rest of the World Standard Rapid
1 Ian Nepomniachtchi 2784 2778 1 Teimour Radjabov 2765 2758
2 Vladislav Artemiev 2716 2769 2 Alireza Firouzja 2728 2703
3 Sergey Karjakin 2752 2709 3 Bassem Amin 2686 2608
4 Aleksandra Goryachkina 2582 2502 4 Mariya Muzychuk 2544 2506
5 Dmitry Andreikin 2726 2740 5 Jorge Cori 2652 2599
6 Olga Girya 2469 2471 6 Dinara Saduakassova 2500 2412
C Alexander Motylev av. 2672 av. 2662 C Arkady Dvorkovich av. 2646 av. 2598

*Anand will be playing captain while Kramnik is a team advisor.

Prize fund

The total prize fund is $180,000, sponsored by Chess.com.

Each participating team receives U.S. $24,000. The winner of the tournament receives an extra $24,000 and the runner-up receives an extra $12,000.

Each player receives the prize money as follows: his or her team's total prize divided by the total number of games played by the player's team multiplied by the total number of games played by the player.

Fair-play measures

All the players will be required to be observed via a video conference call by FIDE-affiliated international arbiters for the duration of the tournament. Observation shall include webcam, screen share, room scan, desk scan, monitor check, and other requirements per Chess.com and FIDE arbiter standards.

A fair-play panel and an appeal panel will be established consisting of FIDE Fair-Play Commission members, Chess.com's fair-play experts, computer scientists, statisticians, and grandmasters. The Fair-play panel retains the right to disqualify any player for a suspected fair-play violation during the course of the tournament. A player may appeal any decision within 24 hours.

A full version of the regulations can be downloaded here in PDF.

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