LIVE! – Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge – 2020-05- 19 – 06- 03 – Magnus Carlsen, Ding Liren, Alexander Grischuk, Levon Aronian…

Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

 

LIVE! – Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge – 2020-05- 19 – 06- 03 – Magnus Carlsen, Ding Liren, Alexander Grischuk, Levon Aronian…

The Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge is a 12-player online super-tournament taking place on chess24 from May 19 to June 3 2020. The 2nd event of the Magnus Carlsen Tour, it has a $150,000 prize fund with $45,000 for 1st place. The winner qualifies for the $300,000 Grand Final in August.
In the preliminary stage the players play each other once in rapid chess, with the Top 8 going forward to the knockout stage. The time control is 15 minutes for all moves, with a 10-second increment after each move. No draw offers are allowed before move 40.

Player FED Age Classical World # Rapid World # Blitz World #
Magnus Carlsen 29 2863 1 2881 1 2887 2
Ding Liren 27 2791 3 2836 3 2788 8
Alexander Grischuk 36 2777 6 2784 7 2765 14
Levon Aronian 37 2773 7 2778 8 2740 26
Wesley So 26 2770 8 2741 21 2816 4
Jan-Krzysztof Duda 22 2753 16 2774 10 2799 6
Sergey Karjakin 30 2752 17 2709 33 2766 33
Hikaru Nakamura 32 2736 18 2829 4 2900 1
Wei Yi 20 2732 20 2752 16 2686 50
Alireza Firouzja 16 2728 21 2703 37 2750 24
Yu Yangyi 25 2709 33 2738 23 2808 5
Daniil Dubov 24 2699 38 2770 12 2720 32

 

 

 

 

The format has changed from the Magnus Carlsen Invitational to put more emphasis on the knockout section. This time the preliminary stage will be held over just 3 days, with the players playing each other once in 11 rounds of 15-minute + 10-second increment rapid chess. The bottom 4 will be eliminated, while the remaining 8 players go forward to the quarterfinals.

The quarterfinalssemi-finals and final will all be best of 3 mini-matches (the first player to win 2 mini-matches wins), where each mini-match consists of four 15+10 rapid games. If a mini-match ends 2:2 a single Armageddon game will be played: White has 5 minutes to Black’s 4 but Black wins if the game ends in a draw.

You can find the full regulations here (PDF).

The schedule is as follows, with all sessions starting at 16:00 CEST (10:00 EDT):

Day Date Stage Event
Tuesday May 19 Prelims Rounds 1-4
Wednesday May 20 Prelims Rounds 5-8
Thursday May 21 Prelims Rounds 9-11
Friday May 22 FREE DAY
Saturday May 23 Quarterfinals Pairs 1-2: 1st mini-match
Sunday May 24 Quarterfinals Pairs 3-4: 1st mini-match
Monday May 25 Quarterfinals Pairs 1-2: 2nd mini-match
Tuesday May 26 Quarterfinals Pairs 3-4: 2nd mini-match
Wednesday May 27 Quarterfinals All pairs: 3rd mini-match (if required)
Thursday May 28 Semi-finals 1st mini-match
Friday May 29 Semi-finals 2nd mini-match
Saturday May 30 Semi-finals 3rd mini-match (if required)
Sunday May 31 FREE DAY
Monday June 1 Final 1st mini-match
Tuesday June 2 Final 2nd mini-match
Wednesday June 3 Final 3rd mini-match (if required)

There’s once again serious money at stake:

t’s less than two weeks since Magnus Carlsen won the $250,000 Invitational named after him but we’re now thrilled to announce that was just the beginning: the online Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour has a combined prize fund of $1 million:

  • April 18 – May 3 | Magnus Carlsen Invitational | $250,000
  • May 19 – June 3 | Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge | $150,000
  • June 20 – July 5 | Online Chess Masters | $150,000
  • July 21 – August 5 | Legends of Chess | $150,000
  • August 9 – 20 | Grand Final | $300,000

A négyszeres sakk világbajnok Magnus Carlsen további online sakktornákat szervez, összesen egymillió dolláros díjazással.

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