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
|July 12||5 a.m. PT/14:00 CEST||Round 1||Game 1|
|July 13||5 a.m. PT/14:00 CEST||Round 1||Game 2|
|July 14||5 a.m. PT/14:00 CEST||Round 1||Tiebreaks|
|July 15||5 a.m. PT/14:00 CEST||Round 2||Game 1|
|July 16||5 a.m. PT/14:00 CEST||Round 2||Game 2|
|July 17||5 a.m. PT/14:00 CEST||Round 2||Tiebreaks|
|July 18||5 a.m. PT/14:00 CEST||Round 3||Game 1|
|July 19||5 a.m. PT/14:00 CEST||Round 3||Game 2|
|July 20||5 a.m. PT/14:00 CEST||Round 3||Tiebreaks|
|July 21||Rest day|
|July 22||5 a.m. PT/14:00 CEST||Round 4||Game 1|
|July 23||5 a.m. PT/14:00 CEST||Round 4||Game 2|
|July 24||5 a.m. PT/14:00 CEST||Round 4||Tiebreaks|
|July 25||5 a.m. PT/14:00 CEST||Round 5||Game 1|
|July 26||5 a.m. PT/14:00 CEST||Round 5||Game 2|
|July 27||5 a.m. PT/14:00 CEST||Round 5||Tiebreaks|
|July 28||5 a.m. PT/14:00 CEST||Round 6||Game 1|
|July 29||5 a.m. PT/14:00 CEST||Round 6||Game 2|
|July 30||5 a.m. PT/14:00 CEST||Round 6||Tiebreaks|
|July 31||Rest day|
|August 1||5 a.m. PT/14:00 CEST||Round 7||Game 1|
|August 2||5 a.m. PT/14:00 CEST||Round 7||Game 2|
|August 3||5 a.m. PT/14:00 CEST||Round 7||Tiebreaks|
|August 4||5 a.m. PT/14:00 CEST||Final and Consolation||Game 1|
|August 5||6 a.m. PT/14:00 CEST||Final and Consolation||Game 2|
|August 6||7 a.m. PT/14:00 CEST||Final and Consolation||Tiebreaks|
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.
|Round||Number of players||Prize|
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.