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About the Magnus Carlsen Invitational

The professional circuits in chess and other spectator sports have been cancelled or postponed. Amidst this drought of competitive entertainment comes the Magnus Carlsen Invitational.
The Magnus Carlsen Invitational is the first professional online chess tournament.

8 of the world's best players

large prize fund

2 weeks of action

The tournament

Tournament Details

7 rounds to decide the top four (April 18 - 30)

Semifinals and final of the top of four players (May 1 - 3)

16 days of action

Match Details

4 rapid games per match with tie-breaks

Thrilling armageddon format to decide tiebreaks

15 minutes + 10 seconds per move

No draw offers before move 40

Rules

preliminary rulesfinal four rulesarmageddon rules

Line up

Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen

Norway

Fabiano Caruana

Fabiano Caruana

United States

Alireza Firouzja

Alireza Firouzja

FIDE

Anish Giri

Anish Giri

Netherlands

Ding Liren

Ding Liren

China

Hikaru Nakamura

Hikaru Nakamura

United States

Ian Nepomniachtchi

Ian Nepomniachtchi

Russia

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

France

Press

Chess is global

It is estimed that 650m people play chess worldwide. The sport is the last major sport that has not yet been commercialized; chess has been waiting for this moment.

No sports on TV

Sports have been postponed or cancelled leaving viewers with little to watch and broadcasters little to show. This is the prime moment for new and existing audiences to follow chess and for media to distribute our content.