The FIDE World Chess Cup 2019 takes place from 9th September-4th October in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, with participation of 128 players coming from 47 federations.

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FIDE World Chess Cup is a part of the World Championship cycle and is a 7-round elimination (knock-out) tournament. Finalists of the World Cup 2019 qualify to the FIDE Candidates Tournament 2020.

Pairings and tournament tree are available here.

All matches except for the final and the match for 3rd place consist of two games with FIDE time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1. The final and the match for 3rd place consist of four games. If the result is tie after regular games, tiebreaks will be played.


The total prize fund of the event is 1.600.000 USD.

The Opening ceremony took place today together with the draw of colours, in the Arts Center for Gifted Children of the North at 7 pm local time. Top seeder, Ding Liren, chose black pieces at the color draw during the opening ceremony. Before the opening ceremony, the President of FIDE, Mr. Arkady Dvorkovich and Pavel Kolobkov, Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation held a press conference.

Official Website of the event

Photos: Official Website and FIDE Twitter