Win Cash Prizes With Chess.com's Candidates Fantasy Contest
Chess.com is offering $5,000 in cash prizes in this year's Candidates Fantasy Contest.

Win Cash Prizes With Chess.com's Candidates Fantasy Contest

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This Tuesday marks the beginning of the 2020 Candidates Tournament, and now you can play alongside your favorite players with Chess.com's Candidates Fantasy Contest! Chess.com is offering over $5,000 in prizes which you can battle for every day of the Candidates Tournament.

Be sure to tune in for Chess.com's daily coverage of the Candidates Tournament, beginning Tuesday, March 17 at 4 a.m. Pacific Time (12:00 p.m. Central European Time) on Chess.com/TV, where players like GM Viswanathan Anand, GM Hikaru Nakamura, and GM Wesley So will give you tips on the way to glory!

Chess.com Commentators

The Chess.com commentary can be followed on Chess.com/TV during each round. You can follow the games live on our dedicated page on Chess.com/events. Find all the information about the Candidates Tournament in our info article.

Chess.com's Candidates Fantasy Contest

This year's fantasy contest, composed by one of Chess.com's resident statisticians, Michael "ChessByNumbers" Chen, promises to provide a stiff challenge as participants must be as accurate as possible in their submissions while managing a tight budget. Each participant will start with 100 fantasy dollars to spend on three Candidates players who will form that participant's fantasy team. The fantasy team's combined scores will determine each participants final score. As a tiebreaker, each player will submit their projected final standings of the Candidates, as well as four players' final scores, with the highest level of accuracy providing the best tiebreak score for each tiebreaker.

The overall winner will take home a $1,000 first-place prize, while second place will win $500, and third place will win $300. Fill out the form below to enter the contest. Please note that each Chess.com member is limited to one entry, and members with multiple submissions will be disqualified.

Non-premium members are eligible to win premium memberships, ranging from one-month gold memberships to one-year diamond memberships. Note that only paying premium members are eligible for cash prizes in Chess.com's Candidates Fantasy Contest. Cash prize winning participants must be a premium member on or before March 17, 2020.

Late entries will be accepted, though any points gained by each entry's team members prior to submission will not be included in that entry's point total.

Play Guess The Move Every Round

Guess The Move is back and now you can play every round during the Candidates Tournament for a chance to win cash prizes. Drag the pieces on any game at Chess.com/live to instantly get into the contest and make sure to follow along with the Chess.com broadcast to get move recommendations in real time from some of the top players in the world.

Candidates Guess The Move
Try to predict the moves of your favorite players to win cash prizes throughout the Candidates.

Each round's first-place finisher based on total correct guesses will win $100. The second-place finisher will win $50, with the third-place guesser taking home $25. In addition, one lucky guesser will win $50 each round irrespective of their score. Prizes will be distributed after the Candidates is completed, and to ensure everyone has a chance to win, each participant may only win one Guess The Move cash prize throughout the course of the event. In the event a member wins more than one cash prize, the largest of the cash prizes won will be awarded. Non-premium members can play for premium memberships to become eligible in subsequent rounds to compete for cash prizes in Guess The Move. 

Now's your chance to join in on the drama and fun! Draft your fantasy team and play Guess The Move every round while you catch all the action at Chess.com/TV!

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