US Championship - Playoffs

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10/19/2021 – Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So and Sam Sevian finished the 2021 US Championship sharing first place on 6½/11 points. A rapid round robin tournament (10 minutes plus 2-second increments) will decide the winner. In case of a tie, blitz and Armageddon will follow. | Follow the action live with commentary starting at 13.00 local time (14.00 ET, 20.00 CEST)

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Over the course of eleven rounds, twelve competitors will battle for $194,000 in prize money ($100,000 in the women’s tournament), qualification into the World Championship cycle, and the coveted title of 2021 US Champion.

Playoffs regulations: If there are three or four Players tied for first, the Players shall contest a rapid round robin (G/10 +2 delay). If no clear winner is produced, the remaining tied players shall contest a blitz (G/3 +2 delay) a) round robin (if three or four players remain tied) or b) 2-game match (if two players remain tied). If the contest is still undecided, the match will be decided by a series of Armageddon Games.


  • October 6-9: Rounds 1-4
  • October 10: Rest day
  • October 11-14: Rounds 5-8
  • October 15: Rest day
  • October 16-18: Rounds 9-11
  • October 19: Playoff (if necessary) and closing ceremony

Previous reports: Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 | Round 6 | Round 7 | Round 8 | Round 10 | Round 11

Live games and commentary

Open tournament - Playoffs


Women’s tournament


Commentary by GMs Yasser Seirawan, Maurice Ashley and Cristian Chirila

Final standings

Open tournament


Women’s tournament



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