Global Chess League - Games and relevant links

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7/2/2023 – The inaugural edition of the Global Chess League is taking place in Dubai from June 21 to July 2, 2023. The league, which introduces the franchise format to the sport of chess, also brings a mixed-team format to the fore featuring the best from the ecosystem among men, women and U21 players. Six squads headed by the likes of Magnus Carlsen, Vishy Anand and world champion Ding Liren participate. Follow the games live from 15.30 CEST (9.30 ET, 19.00 IST). With live commentary!

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In the Global Chess League, ten round-robin matches will be played among six teams competing (six players per team), followed by a final match between the top two teams.

Each team will have six players and a manager, who will be competing on six boards which will be played simultaneously. While each board will be called a game, all six combined boards will be termed one match. Once the board order is decided, it cannot be altered after the drawing of lots. In each match, all the players of one team will play with the same colour.

A game won with the black pieces will result in 4 Game Points (GP) to the winning player. A victory for a player with the white pieces will see them win 3 GP. A draw will be rewarded with 1 GP, and a defeat gets the player 0 GP. Each players’ GPs will contribute to the Team’s total Match Points (MP).

Players receive 15 minutes for the entire game, plus 10-second increments per move.

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