European Online Chess Club Cup will be played from 27th-31st of March 2021, through Tornelo online platform.
91 teams (!) (90 for the qualification stage) have been registered for the European Online Club Cup 2021!
More than 500 players will participate in the event, among whom are 404 titled players and more than 80 players rated 2600+, such as Mamedyarov Shakhriyar (AZE, 2770), Rapport Richard (HUN, 1763), Vachier-Lagrave Maxime (FRA, 2758), Duda Jan-Krzysztof (POL, 2743), Harikrishna Pentala (IND, 2732), Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (IND, 2762), Adams Michael (ENG, 2716), Vitiugov Nikita (RUS, 2715), Artemiev Vladislav (RUS, 2709), Tomashevsky Evgeny (RUS, 2706), Esipenko Andrey (RUS, 2701), Van Foreest Jorden (NED, 2701), Wojtaszek Radoslaw (POL, 2695), Navara David (CZE, 2697), Amin Bassem (EGY, 2695), Ragger Markus (AUT, 2680), Ivanchuk Vasyl (UKR, 2678), Maghsoodloo Parham (IRI, 2676), Mcshane Luke J (ENG, 2674), Jones Gawain C B (ENG, 2670), Cheparinov Ivan (BUL, 2667), Kamsky Gata (USA, 2665), Grandelius Nils (SWE, 2663), Howell David W L (ENG, 2658), Mamedov Rauf (AZE, 2654) and many others.
The event will be played within three stages:
- Qualification phase (27th-28th of March) – Groups consisting of 10 teams, each, play the Robin round event of 9 rounds. Two teams of each group qualify for Play-offs.
- Play-offs (29th of March) – The 18 qualifiers from the 1st phase divided into 3 groups of 6 teams. Best ranked 9 teams (3 from each group) proceed to the Finals.
- The final group (30th-31st of March) – 10 teams play Robin round tournament of 9 rounds. The 10th team is invited by ECU, the Winner of the European Women’s Online Chess Club Cup – Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo
Official regulations can be found here.
Lobby to follow – https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/europechess
Chess Results Start lists – http://chess-results.com/tnr553959.aspx?lan=1
Online Broadcast will be available through the ECU twitch channel and through the European Chess TV Youtube channel: