Can You Win The Speed Chess Championship Fantasy Game?
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Can You Win The Speed Chess Championship Fantasy Game?

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Reminder: Deadline for entries is 5:59 p.m. Pacific time September 2.

The biggest event in online chess is back for 2019, and the field of 16 grandmasters is set for the 2019 Speed Chess Championship beginning September 2 at 6 p.m. PDT.

While the best players in the world battle it out on the chessboards, you can be a part of the action by predicting the winners in our all-new fantasy chess contest. And don't think you can just pick the favorites, either, because there are bonuses for choosing upsets.

Speed Chess Championship Bracket

Click on the bracket for a larger image.

Here's how it works. Use the Google form below to fill out your selections for each match in your bracket. For every correct selection, you earn chess fantasy points. You earn more points for correct selections deeper in the tournament, and you get bonus points for correctly calling upsets.

Need some help making your picks? Our handy SmarterChess odds chart can help! Carefully study the image below and make your choices wisely as you attempt to navigate the expected field of 1,000+ entries:

Speed Chess Championship Odds

Take your time and make your best picks, but make sure your entry is submitted before the contest closes at 5:59 p.m. Pacific time, September 2. The first Speed Chess match in the main bracket will be the next day as world-number three Ding Liren takes on the American GM Sam Shankland on September 2 at 6 p.m. PDT.

Shankland Ding Liren SCC

Fill out all your selections in the form below. You can also fill out the form directly on Google. 

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: 5:59 p.m. PDT, September 2.

Rules and Scoring:

  • Contest participants will be ranked by total points scored after the Speed Chess final concludes in December.
  • All ties will be broken by earliest-submitted entry.
  • Non-matching picks will not disqualify your bracket, but the invalid pick will not count towards your total score. For example, if you pick Dobrov for 1A and Nakamura for 2A, your pick for 2A will count as 0 points regardless of the result in that match.
  • Please only submit one form. Only the first-submitted form will count for scoring.
  • Entries will be accepted until 5:59 p.m. PDT September 2.


The highest-scoring participants will win fun and valuable membership prizes on

1. One year Diamond membership + $250 gift card to the shop

2. One year Diamond membership + $150 gift card to the shop

3. One year Diamond membership + $100 gift card to the shop

4-6. One year Platinum membership + $50 gift card to the shop

7-10. One year Gold Membership

Do you think Elina Danielian can pull off the ultimate upset against Ian Nepomniachtchi in round one? It would be one of the biggest shockers in chess history.

Elina Danielian Speed Chess Championship

If you get it right, collect a cool nine points. But maybe you think Nakamura will go all the way this year. He'll certainly be a popular choice.

Make sure you get your entries in by 5:59 P.M. PDT on September 2, and then follow the tournament starting that day with the Ding Liren and Shankland battle. You can track all the Speed Chess Championship schedule and results at the main site.

Who are your top Speed Chess picks? Fill out your entry and then let us know in the comments. 

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