Skilling Open Final: Live!

by ChessBase
11/30/2020 – The Skilling Open is the first stop of the 2020-21 Champions Chess Tour. With 16 participants, the event will be played on November 22-30. A single round robin tournament to be played from Sunday to Tuesday will decide who moves on to the knockout stage.The top eight will advance to a 6-day knockout. The action each day begins at 17:00 GMT (18:00 CET, 12:00 ET). Read the full report on Day 1 of the final | Photo: Lennart Ootes

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Final - Match #2

In the knockout stage, each encounter will be decided over two days. On day, 1 there will be four rapid games, and if the match ends 2:2 it will simply be a draw (there doesn’t have to be a winner). On day 2, another 4-game match will be held. If both matches are drawn, or the players have traded wins, then shortly after the second match there will be a playoff: two blitz games followed, if needed, by Armageddon.

Previous reports: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8

Skilling Open 2020

Live games and commentary


Commentary by Soumya Swaminathan, Sagar Shah and Amruta Mokal 

Final standings - Preliminaries


At stake are both Tour points and a $100,000 prize fund, with $30,000 for first place.

  • Winner: $30,000
  • Runner-up: $15,000
  • Semifinals: $7,500
  • Quarterfinals: $5,000
  • Preliminaries: $2,500


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