The Superbet Chess Classic Romania, the first event of the 2022 Grand Chess Tour series, opens tomorrow in Bucharest and will be played from 4th to 15th May.
10 players participate in the event which will be played in 9 rounds, round robin system: Alireza Firouzja, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Levon Aronian, Richard Rapport, Fabiano Caruana, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Wesley So, Leinier Dominguez, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Bogdan-Daniel Deac.
The total prize fund of the event is 350.000$ and the Winners will earn 12 Grand Chess Tour points. If the winner is decided without tiebreaks, he will get additional “bonus” Grand Chess Tour point.
The three players who score the most GCT Tour Points over the course of the 2022 season will become the 2022 GCT winners and will receive the bonus payment of 175.000$ in total.