Magnus victorious

by ChessBase
8/24/2023 – Former World Champion Magnus Carlsen has accomplished a significant milestone in his illustrious chess career by capturing his inaugural World Cup title, the only tournament that was missing from his immense collection of victories. All three top-placed players have qualified for the 2024 Candidates tournament, which is due to take place next April in Canada. Full report to follow.

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Open Final - Game 2

For the second 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 30 to August 27 at the Marriott Hotel Boulevard in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The top three players will qualify for the 2024 FIDE Candidates Tournament in both sections.

All matches consist of two classical games with a time control of 90 minutes for 40 moves, plus 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment from move 1

In case of a tie, a playoff takes place on the round’s 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. Instead of Armageddon, this edition will see contenders playing an unlimited number of single 3+2 blitz games until finding a winner if the score remains tied.

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