Champions Chess Tour Finals - Live!

by ChessBase
12/16/2023 – For the first time, the eight-player Champions Chess Tour Finals is taking place fully in person and over the board from December 9 to 16 in Toronto, Canada. Magnus Carlsen, the reigning Tour champion, and Hikaru Nakamura, the world’s top chess streamer, face stiff competition from a world-class field. | Follow the games live with expert commentary starting at 18.00 CET (12.00 ET, 22.30 IST)

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Title match - Set 2

The Finals start on December 9 with an eight-player round-robin lasting three days. Matches will be played over a best of three sets format, with each set consisting of four games, with Armageddon if needed.

All games except Armageddon games will be played using the 15+3 rapid chess time control and will be FIDE-rated. Following the conclusion of the round-robin, the top two players will advance to the knockout stage, while the bottom two will be eliminated.

The remaining six placed 3 to 6 will battle it out for the two remaining spots in the semis in a double-elimination “Survival Stage” on December 12. The single-elimination knockout played over a best-of-three sets format begins with the semis scheduled for December 13 and 14.

The winners will face each other in the two-day grand final starting on December 15.

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Live games and commentary

Commentary by David Howell, Tania Sachdev and Robert Hess

Game analysis by Robert Ris

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