How To Watch Karjakin vs Duda Speed Chess Today
Sergey Karjakin is a heavy favorite over the Polish prodigy Duda today.

How To Watch Karjakin vs Duda Speed Chess Today

pete
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Sep 6, 2018, 12:00 AM |
16 | Amazing Games

It's the respected veteran vs the up-and-coming prodigy today in the Speed Chess Championship as Sergey Karjakin ( @SergeyKarjakin) faces Jan-Krzysztof Duda ( @polish_fighter3000) for the right to advance in the Speed Chess bracket and play Alexander Grischuk in round two. 

Karjakin is the three-seed in the Speed Chess bracket and the heavy favorite today, but his opponent is one of the most talented young chess players of his generation, and might surprise fans with his strength and creativity. It's no stretch of the imagination that to advance to round two, Karjakin might have to defeat a future world chess champion.

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.

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

The match is the seventh 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 Karjakin is a dominating 84 percent favorite to win the match. The Russian is expected to win each time control in what could be a Speed Chess blowout. But Duda is possibly underrated and will have youth and boundless talent to bring to the chessboard.

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 Giri vs Mamedyarov: .

Giri vs Mamedyarov: Friday, September 7, 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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