Clutch Chess International: Carlsen v Caruana Live!

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6/14/2020 – In this second instalment of Clutch Chess, the tournament will expand internationally. Eight of the world's top chess players will battle online from Saturday, June 6 - Sunday, June 14, 2020 for an extraordinary $265K in prize money. Replay the games live with engine comments and evaluations starting at 20:00 CEST.

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Clutch Chess International - The final

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Players will be seeded and paired for individual quarterfinal matches based on their FIDE rapid rating. Since Clutch Chess is a knockout tournament, players who fail to win their match are eliminated from the competition, while players who win their match advance to the next stage of competition.

Each match consists of twelve games with a time control of 10 minutes for the whole game and 5-second increments since move one. The overall score will follow the next system:

  • Games 1-4: Win = 1 point, Draw = ½ point
  • Games 5-6: Win = 2 points, Draw = 1 point
  • Games 7-10: Win = 1 point, Draw = ½ point
  • Games 11-12: Win = 3 points, Draw = 1½ points

The matches will last two days, with six games played per day. Thus, the last two games each day (5-6 and 11-12) are called "clutch games" as they are worth more points than usual.

Clutch Chess International 2020

Live games


Commentary webcast

Commentary by Jennifer Shahade, Yasser Seirawan and Maurice Ashley


  • June 6-9: Quarterfinals
  • June 10: Rest day
  • June 11-12: Semifinals
  • June 13-14: Final


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