The Chessable Masters kicks off tomorrow and takes place from 19 – 26 May. The 16-player $150,000 tournament is the 4th stage of the $1.6 million Meltwater Champions Chess Tour.
The first round of the event starts at 18:00 CEST on Thursday, featuring four days of Preliminaries, where the 16 players will play each other in the round robin tournament of 15 rounds and time control 15+10. The Top 8 go forward to the Knockout stages. The event will bring interesting encounters between the reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen, world number two Ding Liren, the world’s youngest Grandmaster Abhimanyu Mishra… See the full line-up here
The Knockout will have 4-game matches, one each for the quarterfinals and semi-finals, and two such matches for the final. If still tied, there are two 5+3 blitz games followed, if needed, by an Armageddon game, where White has 5 minutes to Black’s 4, but Black only needs a draw.
There’s a $150,000 prize fund for the Chessable Masters, with players earning $750 for each win and $250 for each draw in the Prelims. In the Knockout stages, they can earn up to an additional $25,000 for finishing first. The top two finishers of the Chessable Masters automatically earn an invite to the 2nd Major Tournament, starting August 12th in Miami, Florida. Read more: Jan-Krzysztof Duda wins Oslo Esports Cup / MPL Indian Chess Tour 2022 / Carlsen takes lead over Duda in Charity Cup final
Live broadcasts of all the games from the Chessable Masters can be followed daily on Chessdom.com:
The tournament schedule: