Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals: Live

Robert Roffulo

Table of Contents Time controlScoringStandings at the start of the tournamentLive gamesLive commentary with David Howell, Jovanka Houska and Kaja SnareLinks Time control The time controls for for all events are: Rapid: 15 minutes per player, plus a 10 second increment for every move Blitz: 5 minutes per […]

Time control

The time controls for for all events are:

  • Rapid: 15 minutes per player, plus a 10 second increment for every move
  • Blitz: 5 minutes per player, plus a 3 second increment for every move
  • Armageddon: 5 minutes for White, 4 minutes for Black, no increment; Black wins the tie in case of a draw.

Scoring

Players earn 3 points for a match win in the games (the loser earns 0 points. A match win after tie-breaks earns the winner 2 points (1 point for the loser).

“In addition to these points, the players start off with bonus points based on their Tour rankings coming into the Final. The player with the fewest Tour points gets 0 bonus points, and the other players are awarded half a point for every full 10 points they have more than the player with the least number. For example, if Player A has the fewest Tour points with 86, a Player B with 143 Tour points will be awarded 2.5 points, since they exceed Player A’s total by 57 (no rounding).” (Quoted from Wikipedia)

The player with the greatest sum of bonus points and points won in the finals will be crowned the Tour Champion.

Standings at the start of the tournament

  Name ELO 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 Bonus Points
01 Magnus Carlsen 2842                   16½ 16½
02 Wesley So 2766                   12½ 12½
03 Levon Aronian 2761                   8 8
04 Teimour Radjabov 2747                   6 6
05 Anish Giri 2712                  
06 Hikaru Nakamura 2836                   4 4
07 Vladislav Artemiev 2755                  
08 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2773                  
09 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2727                   ½ ½
10 Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2801                   0 0

Live games

 

Live commentary with David Howell, Jovanka Houska and Kaja Snare

Links

Tournament page…

https://en.chessbase.com/post/champions-chess-tour-finals-live

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