How to Play: PRO Chess League Summer Series Schedule

How to Play: PRO Chess League Summer Series Schedule

IsaacSteincamp
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Today, PRO Chess League action will be heating up as the PRO Chess League Summer Series start on June 1. Fans of 16 PCL teams will join top chess professionals as they head to battle in a series of live club matches to determine the champions of the series, broadcast live on Twitch.tv/Chess.

Across Live Club Matches, Knockout Battles, and the Summer Series Championship, each of the 16 invited teams will compete for its share of a $25,000 prize fund. In the Live Club Matches, fans will play alongside their favorite PRO Chess League teams to help them secure their position in the Summer Series Championship.

How to Watch | How to Play | Match Schedule

How To Watch

All events will be broadcast live on Twitch.tv/Chess and Chess.com/tv. The broadcast archives will be published on Youtube and Chess.com/videos. Viewers can also watch the games in Chess.com/live.

How to Play

Each of the 16 teams will participate in its group's Live Club Match tournament. With four teams from each group competing in the PRO Chess League Summer Series, each team will face its group rivals over three weeks to qualify for the Summer Series Championships.

Unlike the PRO Chess League regular season, Live Club Matches will be used to determine the winner of each contest. As both teams send one rostered player to compete, they will be counting on fans to back them up. Players and fans will each play two 10|2 games against similarly rated opponents from the opposing team to score points. Fans may participate in the match if their Chess.com rapid rating is under 2200.

Teams will receive three points for winning the Live Club Match, one point for drawing the match, and zero for losing. In the case of a draw, the team that gained more Chess.com Fan Club members over the past week will earn an additional point to the standings (two total).

Schedule

Make sure to join your favorite team's fan club so you can play alongside them in this summer's Live Club Matches! Fans can play for more than one team throughout the PRO Chess League Summer Series, so be sure to join each team's fan club that you wish to play for.

Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D

2019 PRO Chess League Summer Series | Group A

Team Chess.com
Chengdu Pandas Fan Club
San Diego Surfers Fan Club
Saint Louis Arch Bishops Fan Club
San Francisco Mechanics Fan Club

2019 PRO Chess League Summer Series | Group A Schedule

Event Teams Date Time (PT)
Live Club Match San Francisco vs San Diego June 1 5:00 pm PT
Knockout Battles All Group A Teams June 1 6:00 pm PT
Live Club Match Saint Louis vs Chengdu June 1 7:15 pm PT
Live Club Match Saint Louis vs San Diego June 8 5:00 pm PT
Knockout Battles All Group A Teams June 8 6:00 pm PT
Live Club Match San Francisco vs Chengdu June 8 7:15 pm PT
Live Club Match San Francisco vs Saint Louis June 15 5:00 pm PT
Knockout Battles All Group A Teams June 15 6:00 pm PT
Live Club Match San Diego vs Chengdu June 15 7:15 pm PT

2019 PRO Chess League Summer Series | Group B

Team Chess.com
Barcelona Raptors Fan Club
Baden Baden Snowballs Fan Club
Pittsburgh Pawngrabbers Fan Club
Reykjavik Puffins Fan Club

2019 PRO Chess League Summer Series | Group B Schedule

Event Teams Date Time (PT)
Live Club Match Baden Baden vs Barcelona June 22 8:00am PT
Knockout Battles All Group B Teams June 22 9:00am PT
Live Club Match Pittsburgh vs Reykjavik June 22 10:15am PT
Live Club Match Reykjavik vs Barcelona June 29 8:00am PT
Knockout Battles All Group B Teams June 29 9:00am PT
Live Club Match Pittsburgh vs Baden Baden June 29 10:15am PT
Live Club Match Baden Baden vs Reykjavik July 6 8:00am PT
Knockout Battles All Group B Teams July 6 9:00am PT
Live Club Match Barcelona vs Pittsburgh July 6 10:15am PT

2019 PRO Chess League Summer Series | Group C

Team Chess.com
Armenia Eagles Fan Club
Moscow Wizards Fan Club
Mumbai Movers Fan Club
Sao Paulo Capybaras Fan Club

2019 PRO Chess League Summer Series | Group C Schedule

Event Teams Date Time (PT)
Live Club Match Mumbai vs Armenia July 13 7:00am PT
Knockout Battles All Group C Teams July 13 8:00am PT
Live Club Match Sao Paulo vs Moscow July 13 9:15am PT
Live Club Match Moscow vs Mumbai July 20 7:00am PT
Knockout Battles All Group C Teams July 20 8:00am PT
Live Club Match Armenia vs Sao Paulo July 20 9:15am PT
Live Club Match Sao Paulo vs Mumbai July 27 7:00am PT
Knockout Battles All Group C Teams July 27 8:00am PT
Live Club Match Moscow vs Armenia July 27 9:15am PT

2019 PRO Chess League Summer Series | Group D

Team Chess.com
Cannes Blitzstreams Fan Club
Minnesota Blizzard Fan Club
Montreal Chessbrahs Fan Club
Norway Gnomes Fan Club

2019 PRO Chess League Summer Series | Group D Schedule

Event Teams Date Time (PT)
Live Club Match Montreal vs Cannes August 3 9:00am PT
Knockout Battles All Group D Teams August 3 10:00am PT
Live Club Match Minnesota vs Norway August 3 11:15am PT
Live Club Match Norway vs Montreal August 10 9:00am PT
Knockout Battles All Group D Teams August 10 10:00am PT
Live Club Match Cannes vs Minnesota August 10 11:15am PT
Live Club Match Cannes vs Norway August 17 9:00am PT
Knockout Battles All Group D Teams August 17 10:00am PT
Live Club Match Minnesota vs Montreal August 17 11:15am PT

For the full event guide, check out the PRO Chess League Summer Series Information page!

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