Aimchess Rapid Finals: Live

by ChessBase
10/21/2022 – The Aimchess Rapid, the eighth and penultimate tournament of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour, is taking place on October 14-21. Sixteen world-class players, including top streamers Eric Hansen and Daniel Naroditsky and world champion Magnus Carlsen, will battle it out for eight days. | Follow the games live with expert commentary starting at 18.00 CEST (12.00 ET, 21.30 IST)

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Finals - Day 2

The tournament, which is taking place on September 18-25, features four days of preliminaries, where the 16 participants play each other once at rapid chess with a time control of 15 minutes plus 10-second increments, before the top 8 go forward to the knockout stages.

The knockout features 4-game matches, one each for the quarterfinals and semifinals, and two 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.

The Aimchess Rapid is the last “Regular” tournament of the 2022 season with a prize pot of $150,000 before the end-of-season final event starts on November 14.

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Aimchess Rapid 2022

Live games and commentary


Commentary by David Howell, Jovanka Houska and Kaja Snare 

Final standings - Prelims (win = 3 pts; draw = 1 pt)


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