World Cup Final - Duda wins

by ChessBase
8/5/2021 – Sergey Karjakin and Jan-Krzysztof Duda drew their first game of the final at the FIDE World Cup in Sochi — Duda has the white pieces in game 2. Meanwhile, Vladimir Fedoseev (pictured) needs to win with black to level the score against Magnus Carlsen in the match for third place. Follow the action live with expert commentary starting at 14.00 CEST (12.00 UT, 08.00 ET). | Photo: David Llada

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Final and match for third place

For the first time, a Women’s World Cup is being played concurrently with the already traditional massive, biennial World Cup. The knockout events are held from July 10 to August 8 at the Gazprom Mountain Resort in Sochi. 

The two finalists of the open event will qualify for the 2022 FIDE Candidates Tournament, while the three best players of the women’s competition will get spots in the FIDE Women’s Candidates Tournament.

All matches consist of two classical games and, in case of a tie, a playoff that takes place on the third day. The tiebreak consists of two 25+10 rapid games followed, if needed, by two 10+10 ‘slow blitz’ games, then two 5+3 blitz games, and finally an Armageddon game, in which White has 5 minutes to Black’s 4, but a draw counts as a win for Black.

Rounds start at 14.00 CEST (12.00 UT, 08.00 ET).

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Pairings and results: Open | Women’s

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