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Join Chess.com's Free Grand Prix Fantasy Contest For Chance At Share Of $3,000

Join Chess.com's Free Grand Prix Fantasy Contest For Chance At Share Of $3,000

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Note: We initially announced this content on February 1, but due to changes in the Grand Prix field, have restarted the contest. IF YOU VOTED YESTERDAY AND STILL WISH TO PARTICIPATE, PLEASE COMPLETE THE NEW FORM.

Welcome to the Chess.com 2022 Grand Prix Fantasy Contest! You will have the chance to earn a share of the $3,000 total prize fund by filling out this form. The 2022 FIDE Grand Prix is a three-tournament event that will determine the final two participants in the 2022 Candidates Tournament. It begins on February 3, 2022.

How to watch the 2022 FIDE Grand Prix
You can watch the 2022 FIDE Grand Prix live on Chess.com/TV. You can also enjoy the show on Twitch channel and catch all our live broadcasts on YouTube.com/ChesscomLive.
2022 FIDE Grand Prix

 We've designed this contest in a way where every round matters, not just how players finish at the end of April; and its field size of 24 was perfect for a tier-based contest.

You can read all the details on format, scoring, and prizes just below, or click here to be taken straight to the submission form.


Format

The grandmasters in the Grand Prix have been divided into five tiers by their FIDE rating as of December 2021 (which was used by FIDE to help determine the field). You will pick one player in each tier, for a team of five players.

More information on the Grand Prix and its scoring system can be found at this link.

Winners will be declared both for each individual event and for the overall Grand Prix.

Scoring & Tiebreaks

There are three ways to earn points. Every player on your team earns points equally, regardless of their tier.

  • Grand Prix points earned in the overall event are worth the same number of points in the contest (13 points for the leg winner, 10 for the runner-up, and so on; see guide for full list)
  • Group stage standings points are also worth the same number of points in the contest (for example, a player who scores 3.5/6 in the group stage earns you 3.5 points in the contest). Any tiebreak games in the group stage do not count
  • A win in the classical portion of the knockout stage, with out using rapid or blitz tiebreaks, is worth 1 point each round.

Tiebreaks

At the end of the form you will be prompted to answer a tiebreaker question, the answer to which will be used as the first tiebreak in the Overall Grand Prix. The question is to predict the two candidates.

The first tiebreaker in each leg is who had the fewest active players in that leg. Having only three of your players active is better than having four, which is better than having all five.

The remaining tiebreaks for both an individual leg and the whole event are:

  1. Number of individual leg winners selected (which will be 1 or 0 except in the overall)
  2. Most points scored in the knockout (Grand Prix points plus classical bonus)
  3. Points scored by tier, starting with Tier 5 up to Tier 2
  4. Earliest submission.

Prizes

Half the prize pool is awarded for each individual leg, and the other half is awarded for the overall Grand Prix.

Overall Grand Prix

Place Amount
Total $1500
1st $750
2nd $500
3rd $250
4th-5th 12 months of Diamond membership
6th 6 months Diamond
7th-8th 3 months Diamond
9th-10th 1 month Diamond

Each Individual Leg (1st Leg, 2nd Leg, and 3rd Leg)

Place Prize
Total $500 per leg
1st $250
2nd $150
3rd $100
4th-10th 1 month Diamond membership

Play!

Registration will remain open until games begin in the second round of the first leg of the tournament, which will be some time on February 5. However, you do not get points players scored in the first round if you submitted after it begins.

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