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Chess World Cup 2021 Schedule, Prize Money: How much will Winners Earn?

Chess World Cup 2021 Schedule, Prize Money How much will Winners Earn

The Chess World Cup 2021, upcoming season will be the 9th edition; taking place in Sochi, Russia, from 12th July to 6th August 2021. A total of 206 players will be participating in the globe. However, the female world cup will be held in which 103 players will participate; for the very first time. The event has two transformations, it’s 8 rounds rather than 7 with the first round being a sort of initially. However, secondly there is a women’s event for the first time although they have had a; World Championship under a very similar formula. So, check Chess World Cup 2021 Prize Money: How much will Winners Earn?

Similarly, some women players have the rights to play in the men’s event so they have had to decide. The top two players in the men’s event qualify for the FIDE Candidates of 2022. The International Chess Federation (FIDE) has raised the Chess World Cup 2021; prize money to $1,892,500, where as the winners will make $110,000.

Chess World Cup 2021 Schedule, Prize Money How much will Winners Earn

Chess World Cup 2021 Schedule

DateStarting timeRoundGame
July 125 a.m. PT/14:00 CESTRound 1Game 1
July 135 a.m. PT/14:00 CESTRound 1Game 2
July 145 a.m. PT/14:00 CESTRound 1Tiebreaks
July 155 a.m. PT/14:00 CESTRound 2Game 1
July 165 a.m. PT/14:00 CESTRound 2Game 2
July 175 a.m. PT/14:00 CESTRound 2Tiebreaks
July 185 a.m. PT/14:00 CESTRound 3Game 1
July 195 a.m. PT/14:00 CESTRound 3Game 2
July 205 a.m. PT/14:00 CESTRound 3Tiebreaks
July 21Rest day
July 225 a.m. PT/14:00 CESTRound 4Game 1
July 235 a.m. PT/14:00 CESTRound 4Game 2
July 245 a.m. PT/14:00 CESTRound 4Tiebreaks
July 255 a.m. PT/14:00 CESTRound 5Game 1
July 265 a.m. PT/14:00 CESTRound 5Game 2
July 275 a.m. PT/14:00 CESTRound 5Tiebreaks
July 285 a.m. PT/14:00 CESTRound 6Game 1
July 295 a.m. PT/14:00 CESTRound 6Game 2
July 305 a.m. PT/14:00 CESTRound 6Tiebreaks
July 31Rest day
August 15 a.m. PT/14:00 CESTRound 7Game 1
August 25 a.m. PT/14:00 CESTRound 7Game 2
August 35 a.m. PT/14:00 CESTRound 7Tiebreaks
August 45 a.m. PT/14:00 CESTFinal and ConsolationGame 1
August 56 a.m. PT/14:00 CESTFinal and ConsolationGame 2
August 67 a.m. PT/14:00 CESTFinal and ConsolationTiebreaks

Chess World Cup 2021 Prize Money

However, a total prize money for the Chess World Cup 2021 is $1,892,500. It will be issued round-wise, and the eliminated players will get the prize after a 20% deduction as per the FIDE rule. 

RoundNumber of playersPrize
Round 178$3,750
Round 264$6,000
Round 332$10,000
Round 416$16,000
Round 58$25,000
Round 64$35,000
4th place1$50,000
3rd place1$60,000
2nd place1$80,000
1st place1$110,000

The World Cup 2021, is an 8 round tie tournament. However, players are divided into groups, and the each player will play 2 matches with each other. Where as, in round 1, 156 players will participate, and 64 players will move to the next round, and it goes on till 2 players are left in the 8th round. 

Chess World Cup 2021: Number of Matches

  • First Round: 78 matches
  • Second Round: 64 matches
  • Third Round: 32 matches
  • Fourth Round: 16 matches
  • Fifth Round: 8 matches
  • Sixth Round: 4 matches
  • Seventh Round: 2 matches
  • Eight Round: 1 match.

Where as, there is also an raise of $289,000 in Chess World Cup prize money for the 2021 season. The winners of Chess World Cup 2021 will get $110,000, and the runner-up will pocket around $80,000.

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