Champions Chess Tour, Round 9 - Results and standings

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10/4/2021 – Teimour Radjabov and Levon Aronian won in the last round of the Champions Chess Tour Finals to secure second and third places behind tour champion Magnus Carlsen. Carlsen beat Wesley So, leaving the Filipino-born grandmaster in fourth place. | Results, games and standings. Full report to follow shortly.

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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.


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.

Results of round 9

Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals 2021

Final standings

Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals 2021



Live commentary - GMs Peter Leko and Simon Williams


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