The World Chess Cup 2017 will be held from 2nd to 27th of September in Hualing Hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia. The final will take place in the Biltmore Hotel Tbilisi from 23rd till 27th of September.
It is the most important FIDE event of the calendar and Chessdom will be showing the games from the World Cup live here , on ChessArena online chess platform, and for Android phones on the ChessArena smartphone app
128 player Knock Out tournament brings together the strongest players in the world, as well as qualifiers from every region of the globe and has an impressive prize fund of 1.6 million US dollars.
Participants include the World Champion and number one in rating list Magnus Carlsen, three former World Champions Viswanathan Anand, Vladimir Kramnik and Ruslan Ponomariov, the winner of the previous World Cup in Baku, Sergey Karjakin. The participation of the 15 top players makes this event the strongest World Cup in history.
Here are the pairings and live games of round 1 (starting September 3rd at 13:00 CET) of the World Chess Cup.