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Today: FIDE Online World Corporate Chess Championship Finals

Today: FIDE Online World Corporate Chess Championship Finals

PeterDoggers
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The FIDE Online World Corporate Chess Championship is ready for its final day. The quarterfinals, semifinals, and final are to be played on Sunday with GMs Ian Nepomniachtchi and GM Anton Korobov still in the competition to help their teams to clinch the first-ever corporate championship.

How to watch?
The games of the FIDE Online World Corporate Chess Championship can be found on our live events platform. Commentary on the finals will be available on Chess.com/tv starting from 7 a.m. Pacific / 16:00 CET.


Rounds four, five, and six were played on Saturday. The qualifying teams are SBER, Grenke Bank, Morgan Stanley Hungary, Sberbank Trade Union, ERG, Emphie Solutions, Anahuac, and PT Pelabuhan Tanjung Priok.

In two pools, the top seed failed to qualify for the knockout phase. In Pool East E, the French team BCG Gamma, with former women's world champion Mariya Muzychuk on top board, placed seventh. Instead, the Kazakh company ERG, headed by GM Anuar Ismagambetov, won the group.

Their individual clash took place in round four, and either player could have won the game, which eventually ended in a draw. Luckily for Muzychuk, this wasn't decisive for the team result as ERG won their games on the other three boards.

In Pool West A, top seed Microsoft Redmond, with GM Francesco Rambaldi on board one, placed second behind the Mexican team Anahuac, playing without a grandmaster but having five titled players available nonetheless. Anahuac lost just two games out of 24.

GM Magnus Carlsen's Kindred was the 12th seed in Pool East D and also tied for 12th place. The world champion finished with 3/3 and scored 5.5/6 in total (for his draw with Korobov see yesterday's report). Jasper Tambini (2040) scored a fine 5/6 on board two, but two lower-rated players on boards three and four could only achieve a combined score of 3/12.

Below are the final standings (top 6) for all groups. Full results and standings are available at Chess-Results.

Pool East A

Rk. SNo Team + = - TB1 TB2
1 1 SBER 6 0 0 22.5 12
2 3 RIVC-Pulkovo 5 0 1 17.0 10
3 2 Probit 4 2 0 16.5 10
4-5 5 Tigar Tyres 3 2 1 16.0 8
4-5 9 Itransition 4 0 2 16.0 8
6 7 PGGM 3 1 2 15.5 7

Pool East B

Rk. SNo Team + = - TB1 TB2
1 1 Grenke Bank 6 0 0 18.0 12
2 9 Samsung Electronics 4 1 1 16.0 9
3-4 5 VOZP 3 2 1 16.0 8
3-4 6 Khareba 3 2 1 16.0 8
5 2 Yandex 4 0 2 15.5 8
6 3 Erste Group 3 1 2 15.5 7

Pool East C

Rk. SNo Team + = - TB1 TB2
1 1 Morgan Stanley Hungary 6 0 0 19.5 12
2 4 Gazprom 4 1 1 17.0 9
3 5 LIC 3 2 1 16.0 8
4-6 2 Rosseti Volga 4 1 1 15.5 9
4-6 3 WASKO 4 1 1 15.5 9
4-6 6 Optiver 4 1 1 15.5 9

Pool East D

Rk. SNo Team + = - TB1 TB2
1 1 Sberbank Trade Union 6 0 0 19.5 12
2-3 2 Paypal Bulgaria 4 1 1 17.0 9
2-3 5 Slav Group 4 1 1 17.0 9
4 3 Dassault Systemes 4 1 1 16.5 9
5 4 EMCO 3 2 1 15.5 8
6 6 Home Credit International Moravia 5 0 1 15.0 10

Pool East E

Rk. SNo Team + = - TB1 TB2
1 3 ERG 5 1 0 19.0 11
2 2 CSOB 5 0 1 17.5 10
3 8 Kaspersky 4 1 1 17.0 9
4 7 Tata Consultancy Services Chennai 4 1 1 16.0 9
5 6 Credit Suisse 3 2 1 16.0 8
6 5 Gordic 3 2 1 15.5 8

Pool East F

Rk. SNo Team + = - TB1 TB2
1 1 Emphie Solutions 5 1 0 19.0 11
2 5 State Bank of Mongolia 5 1 0 18.5 11
3 3 RFSO Lokomotiv 4 0 2 16.0 8
4 12 Tata Consultancy Services Bangalore 4 2 0 15.5 10
5 19 MMK 3 1 2 15.5 7
6 11 Epam Ukraine 4 1 1 15.0 9

Pool West A

Rk. SNo Team + = - TB1 TB2
1 2 Anahuac 5 1 0 21.0 11
2 1 Microsoft Redmond 4 1 1 18.0 9
3 3 Goldman Sachs 5 0 1 14.5 10
4 8 Deloitte Chicago 3 2 1 14.5 8
5 4 Telus 4 1 1 14.0 9
6 15 Amazon US-East 3 1 2 13.5 7

Pool West B

Rk. SNo Team + = - TB1 TB2
1 1 PT Pelabuhan Tanjung Priok 6 0 0 20.5 12
2 4 Deloitte New York 4 0 2 17.5 8
3 2 American Express 4 1 1 16.0 9
4 8 Airbnb California 3 2 1 15.0 8
5 7 Twitter 3 1 2 15.0 7
6 3 Sun Distribution 3 2 1 14.5 8

The pairings for the quarterfinals are as follows. The games begin at 7 a.m. Pacific / 16:00 CET.

FIDE World Corporate Championship results

Donations

There was no entry fee of any kind for this competition. However, FIDE has organized a fundraiser in cooperation with the platform Softgiving, and participating companies are encouraged to donate to one of three social projects currently developed by FIDE: Chess in Education programs for underprivileged children, Chess for People with Disabilities, and FIDE Veterans Support Program. If you also want to contribute, you can through this link:

https://give.softgiving.com/FIDE

SoftgivingAll donations received through this link count toward the leaderboard offered by Softgiving. The most generous donors will appear on top of the leaderboard (donation amounts won't be revealed).

At the end of the event, the team that has donated the most funds for those charity causes will be invited to the FIDE World Championship Match 2021, taking place at Dubai World Expo in late 2021, with accommodation expenses covered for three nights and VIP tickets to attend three rounds of the match.


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