Moscow FIDE Grand Prix May 17-29 2019

Moscow FIDE Grand Prix May 17-29 2019

oscow Grand Prix 2019

2019-05-17 – 2019-06-01


The Moscow FIDE Grand Prix is the first of the new format of events for the World Chess Championship cycle 2019-20. It’s pretty much the World Cup KO formula with 16 players and takes place 17th to 29th May 2019. Players: Mamedyarov, Giri, Wesly So, Aronian, Grischuk, Nakamura, Karjakin, Nepomniachtchi, Svidler, Radjabov, Jakovenko, Wojtaszek, Wei Yi, Duda, Vitiugov and Dubov. Play starts 3pm local time 1pm BST.

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The Moscow FIDE Grand Prix is taking place in the Botvinnik Central Chess Club from May 17-29 2019. The 16-player knockout is the 1st of four legs of the 22-player Grand Prix series that will determine two places in the 2020 Candidates Tournament. Players compete in 3 of the 4 tournaments, which each have a 130,000 euro prize fund, with 24,000 for 1st place. There are also from 1 (quarterfinal loser) to 8 (winner) Grand Prix points available, plus an additional point for each match win without tiebreaks. The overall series prize fund is 280,000, with 50,000 for 1st place.
Each round consists of two games of classical chess, with a time control of 90 minutes/40 moves + 30 min to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. If the match is tied two 25+10 rapid games are played. If still tied, there are two 10+10 games, then two 5+3. Finally a single Armageddon game is played, where White has 5 minutes to Black’s 4 (with a 2-second increment from move 61) but Black wins the match with a draw. Leading partners of the series are PhosAgro and Kaspersky Lab. Official website:

Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 2019 (Moscow RUS) 
Thu 16th May 2019 – Thu 30th May 2019 

Moscow FIDE Grand Prix (16 players 4 Rds KO Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) – Games in PGN: Games

Moscow FIDE Grand Prix (16 players 4 Rds KO Indiv TC: 90m:30m+30spm(1)) – Games in PGN: Games

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