Meltwater Champions Tour Finals - Games and standings

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11/20/2022 – The Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals was a seven-day long all-play-all round robin in San Francisco which started on November 14 and concluded on November 20. Eight elite chess stars took part in the third and final major of the tour, including Magnus Carlsen, Wesley So and Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa. | Replay all the games from the tournament with computer analysis.

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Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals

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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Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals 2022

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