Predict The Pro Chess League And Win!

Predict The Pro Chess League And Win!

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After a thrilling conclusion to the regular season, the playoff field is set for the inaugural PRO Chess League

[UPDATE: Winners are below. All winners have been notified and have been sent their prizes.]

While the world's best players vie for big cash prizes and pride for their cities, you too can get in on the action by predicting the winners—and win some prizes of your own. All you have to do is predict five rounds of PRO playoff madness.

Do you think the world champion, Magnus Carlsen, can lead his Norway Gnomes to playoff profit?

Or will Maxime-Vachier Lagrave give the rest of the league a headache as the first board for the top-seeded Marseille Migraines?

The other 22 teams in the bracket will have something to say about that. 

So how can you play alongside the PROs?
Simply pick the winning team in each of the playoffs' 23 matches, plus your prediction for the championship match score.

Fill out your bracket in the Google Form below. (Mobile users: If you are having trouble with the embedded form, fill it out directly here.) 

The entry deadline is 8:30 a.m. Pacific on Wednesday, March 1. Only the first entry per user will be scored. 

Pick wisely, though. You will have plenty of competition trying to reach the dream of the perfect bracket.

Join IM Danny Rensch this Sunday at 4 p.m. Pacific on as he fills out his bracket live. 

Contest prizes:

Top titled player brackets:

  1. $100 Amazon gift card -- FrankieJay 184
  2. $50 Amazon gift card --  _Larax_ 184
  3. $25 Amazon gift card -- Nocheatingkid 183

The top five, non-titled player scorers in our bracket contest will win the following prizes:

  1. five years diamond membership -- Alliswell998 192
  2. four years diamond membership -- WHITENERd21 191
  3. three years diamond membership -- jakemanbakeman 188
  4. two years diamond membership -- Spaceface23 188
  5. one year diamond membership -- ianpayne 187

Here is the full scoring system:

  • one point for each correct first-round pick
  • three points for each correct second-round pick
  • nine points for the correct third-round pick
  • 27 points for each correct semifinals pick
  • 81 points for the correct championship pick

In the event of a tie for most points, the following tiebreaks will be used:

  1. championship match score prediction
  2. earliest submitted entry

Be sure to tune in Wednesdays on for PRO playoff action.  

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