How To Watch Andriasyan vs Vidit Gujrathi Speed Chess Today
Andriasyan was a Speed Chess qualifier but is actually the higher seed.

How To Watch Andriasyan vs Vidit Gujrathi Speed Chess Today

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Aug 30, 2018, 12:00 AM |
14 | Chess Players

In what should be one of the closest Speed Chess Championship matches yet, Zaven Andriasyan faces Vidit Gujrathi for the right to advance in the Speed Chess bracket and play Wesley So in round two. 

Although Andriasyan earned his spot in the SCC bracket the hard way by placing in the open qualifier, he is actually the higher seed on the 7-line vs the 10th-seeded Vidit. But who is the favorite to win? 

Watch the match live today, .

The following viewing options will be available:

  • Twitch.tv/chess: the official broadcast with IM Daniel Rensch and GM Robert Hesswatch here to see the Twitch chat.
  • Chess.com/TV: watch here to see the Chess.com chat.

zaven vs vidit chess

The match is the sixth of 15 action-packed events in the main Speed Chess Championship bracket.

speed chess championship bracket

The match format:

  • 90 minutes of 5/1 blitz.
  • 60 minutes of 3/1 blitz.
  • 30 minutes of 1/1 bullet.
  • 3-minute breaks between segments.
  • Higher seed starts with White, and colors alternate thereafter.
  • Highest cumulative point total wins. If points are tied after the bullet segment, a four-game 1/1 tiebreaker match will be played.
  • If the match is still tied after the additional four 1/1 games, a single armageddon game will be played: White 5+0, Black 3+0, Black gets draw odds. The player with the highest Chess.com blitz rating at the start of the Armageddon chooses his color.
  • Full match rules are available here.

The match prizes:

  • Winner: $1,000 and advances to round two of the SCC.
  • An additional $1,000 split by win percentage.
  • Additional prize funds donated by the Twitch community during the live show will be split evenly between the two players. 

scc prizes

Who's the favorite to win? 

The Chess.com SmarterChess predictions show that Vidit is a 60 percent favorite to win the match. In terms of match flow, Andriasyan is expected to fall behind in the two blitz portions before mounting a comeback effort in the bullet. This means that Speed Chess fans could see a furious finish. 

The SmarterChess statistical model bases its predictions on prior performance by the players in selected Chess.com events.

smarterchess speed championship odds

Next up for the Speed Chess Championship is Karjakin vs Duda: .

Karjakin vs Duda: Thursday, September 6. 10 a.m. PDT

You can find all the information on the 2018 Speed Chess Championship here, including rules, format, players, and complete schedule. 

Let us know your match predictions in the comments or on Facebook

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