The Grandmaster Triathlon (GMT) takes place 10-22 July at the Main stage of the Concert Hall, Biel Congress Center. The event is played in 3 round-robin sets with 28 games: 7 Classical games, 7 Rapid games (reversed colours), and 14 Blitz games (double round-robin). The distribution of points for each game is as follows:
|Classical: 4 points for a win; 1½ point for a draw; 0 point for a loss.|
|Rapid: 2 points for a win; 1 point for a draw; 0 point for a loss.|
|Blitz: 1 point for a win; ½ point for a draw; 0 point for a loss.|
Grandmaster Triathlon (GMT) line up:
- GM Andrey Esipenko (FIDE, 2709)
- GM Liem Le Quang (VIE, 2709)
- GM Saleh Salem (UAE, 2690)
- GM Vincent Keymer (GER, 2667)
- GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov (UZB, 2661)
- GM Gata Kamsky (USA, 2661)
- GM Gukesh D (IND, 2659)
- GM Arkadij Naiditsch (AZE, 2654)
Final standings of the GMT will be established according to the number of points scored, accumulating the three series (classical + rapid + blitz). In case of a tie, the ranking in the ACCENTUS Chess960 will decide the final ranking of the Triathlon and corresponding prizes. The total prize fund of the Triathlon is 30.500 CHF, with 10.000 CHF reserved for the Winner of the event.
Live games can be followed daily on Chessdom.com.
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