Charity Cup Finals - Games and results

by ChessBase
3/26/2022 – The second event of the 2022 Meltwater Champions Chess Tour, the Charity Cup, will focus on raising funds for UNICEF to support children and their families within or fleeing Ukraine. Magnus Carlsen, Ding Liren and Richard Rapport head the 16-player field. The tournament is taking place on March 19-26, with the action kicking off daily at 18.00 CET (13.00 ET, 17.00 UTC, 22.30 IST).

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Finals - Day 2

The Charity Cup features four days of preliminaries, where the 16 participants will 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.


  • March 19-22: Round-robin (4 rounds per day)
  • March 23: Quarterfinals
  • March 24: Semifinals
  • March 25-26: Finals

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