FTX Crypto Cup: Games and standings

by ChessBase
8/21/2022 – The FTX Crypto Cup kicked off on Monday with world champion Magnus Carlsen and new rival Alireza Firouzja topping a stellar line-up. The all-play-all tournament is the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour’s second Major of the season and is taking place on-site at the Eden Roc Miami Beach in Miami, Florida, from August 15 to 21. | Follow the games live with expert commentary starting at 18.00 CEST (12.00 ET, 21.30 IST)

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FTX Crypto Cup

Players go head-to-head in one four-game match a day for seven days, with the winner the player who accrues the most points — and cash — overall.

Each match consists of four rapid games, with the winner earning $7,500 (3 points). If the match is tied, there is a blitz tiebreak, with 2 blitz games followed, if needed, by a single Armageddon game. The winner earns $5,000 (2 points) and the loser $2,500 (1).

For each game, the players have 15 minutes for all their moves, with a 10-second increment after each move. For blitz games, it’s 5 minutes and a 3-second increment, while for the Armageddon game White has 5 minutes to Black’s 4, but a draw counts as a win for Black.

A won match is worth 3 points or 2 points if the match was won after a tiebreak. A lost match after a tiebreak is worth one point but, if you lose a match outright, you do not get any points.

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Commentary by Lawrence Trent and Peter Leko

Final standings

FTX Crypto Cup 2022

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