The Julius Baer Generation Cup, the 5th event on the $2 million 2023 Champions Chess Tour, features three Divisions of 8, 16 and 32 players. Each division is a double-elimination knockout where if you lose one match you drop down to a Losers bracket and can still win the tournament. In the Grand Final if the player from the Winners bracket loses, there’s a rematch. The total prize fund is $235,000, with a top prize of $30,000 (150 Tour points) in Division I, $10,000 in Division II (50 points) and $5,000 (20 points) in Division III. The top 3 in Division I and the winner of Division II qualify straight to Division I of the next event on the Tour. The time control for normal games is 15 minutes per player for all moves, with a 3-second increment each move. In Division I and II the Winners bracket matches are played over four games, while in the Losers bracket there are two games. In Division III all matches are over two games except the 4-game Grand Final. A tie in a match is decided by an Armageddon game with no increment, where the players bid for time they are willing to play with. The lowest bidder gets that time and can pick colour, while the opponent gets 15 minutes. Black only needs a draw to win the match.
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Julius Baer Generation Cup Div 2 Winners Round of 16 are Ian Nepomniachtchi – Maksim Chigaev, Andrey Esipenko – Vladimir Fedoseev, Eduardo Iturrizaga Bonelli – Aydin Suleymanli, Nodirbek Yakubboev – Bassem Amin, Aleksey Dreev – Laurent Fressinet, Vladislav Artemiev – Evgeny Alekseev, Rauf Mamedov – Levon Aronian and Alexey Sarana – Nihal Sarin.
Julius Baer Generation Cup Div 1 Winners :Magnus Carlsen -M. Amin Tabatabaei, Denis Lazavik – Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So – Pavel Eljanov and Nodirbek Abdusattorov – Alireza Firouzja.
Parallel : Niterói Open / Ottakring Ope / Carballo Open 2023 / San Christobal de la Laguna / Greek Team Championship