Classic - Live!

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5/15/2024 – The 2024 Classic is the second of four events preceding the Champions Chess Tour in-person Finals. Day 5 of the event sees Magnus Carlsen and Vincent Keymer facing each other in the Division I winners’ bracket final. Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Denis Lazavik, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Alireza Firouzja remain in contention in the lower bracket. | Follow the games live with expert commentary starting at 18.30 CEST (12.30 ET, 22.00 IST)

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Day 8: Knockout

Players compete for prize money, promotion to a higher division in the next CCT event, and a spot at the CCT Finals.

  • Double-elimination brackets.
    • Division I: eight players.
    • Division II: 16 players.
    • Division III: 32 players.
  • Winner Bracket matches consist of four games.
  • Losers Bracket matches consist of two games.
  • Grand Final Reset match (if needed) consists of two games.
  • The time control is 10+2.
  • A bidding armageddon game decides the winner if any match ends in a tie.

Champions Chess Tour 2024

Find here the full Champions Chess Tour format...

Live games and commentary

Division I

Division II

Division III

Game analysis by Robert Ris

Bracket - Division I

Bracket - Division II

Bracket - Division III

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