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Winner Stays: All The Information

Winner Stays: All The Information

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Winner Stays is a monthly series of events where content creators of different chess levels go head-to-head for their portion of the $3,000 event prize, plus a chance at an additional $3,000 if they win their match in three consecutive events and retire to the Pantheon.

Matches are held on the first Friday of every month. The series will begin with three matches held on June 4, 2021 at 2 p.m. PDT/ 22:00 CEST. 


Broadcast

Fans will be able to watch the live broadcast of the event on Chess.com/TV and our Twitch Channel.

The event is hosted by the ChessBrahs, GMs Eric Hansen and Aman Hambleton.

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Format

Each month will feature three matches, where players of three different strength levels will face each other.

  • The Poggers (Under 1400)
  • The Sweats (1400-2400)
  • The Masters (Over 2400)

*Rating ranges are approximate.

The winner in each category will go on to face a new opponent the following month. After three consecutive wins, players retire to The Pantheon.

Winner Stays

Each match will be played in a format loosely based on the Speed Chess Championships. Each match will last 90 minutes at the following time controls:

  • 45 minutes of 5-minute blitz
  • 30 minutes of 3-minute blitz
  • 15 minutes of 1-minute bullet

There is no increment. Tied matches go to overtime of 1-minute bullet until there is a winner.

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Event Prizes

There is a $1,000 prize fund each week for each match, with $750 going to each winning player and $250 to the losing players. The winners also stay alive for the next month's match.

A player who wins three matches in a row wins an additional $3,000.

Winner Stays

Schedule

Matches are held on the first Friday of every month at 2 p.m. PDT/ 22:00 CEST beginning on June 4, 2021.

June 4, 2021

Players

Winner Stays Ludwig

Winner Stays Fundy

Winner Stays Kurt Schneider

Winner Stays Andrea Botez

Winner Stays Robert Hess

Winner Stays Krikor Mekhitarian

Results

June 2021: Ludwig, Schneider, Mekhitarian 'Stay' In Inaugural Winner Stays Event

Winner Stays June 2020 Results Ludwig Fundy Botez Schneider Hess Mekhitarian

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