FIDE World Fischer Random Championship – Replace

The Lichess paths to qualify into the FIDE World Fischer Random Championship – to be held in Reykjavik from 25 – 30 October later this yr – are nicely underway.

-> See when you certified already.
-> Discover an occasion within the calendar that you may participate in. 
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We’re now simply over midway by way of the open enviornment phases the place anybody can participate. The highest 50 eligible gamers from every open enviornment qualify by way of to 2 invitational arenas. The highest 500 gamers from every invitational enviornment will progress to the Swiss stage.

Titled gamers will robotically be seeded in to the invitational arenas; they don’t have to qualify by way of an open enviornment. Gamers who certified by way of an open enviornment can play both invitational enviornment (or each) to attempt to make it to the highest 500. If a participant performs in each invitational arenas and qualifies in each, whichever invitational enviornment they first made the highest 500 in, would be the path they have to stick to on the Swiss stage and onwards.

One invitational enviornment, co-organised with Offerspill Sjakklubb, will probably be held on third September 2022 from 14:00 – 18:00 UTC. 

One invitational enviornment, co-organised with Charlotte Chess Middle and the North American Company Chess League, will probably be held on 4th September 2022 from 17:00 – 21:00 UTC. 

Keep in mind that these instances will most probably be the identical, or related, for the Swiss stage and past.

On the midway mark, what are a few of the statistics from the tournaments?*

Incessantly Requested Questions (FAQs):

  • I’m a titled chess participant and my identify isn’t showing on the listing of gamers who’ve certified to the invitational enviornment. Why is my identify not showing?

    All gamers that Lichess has recognised as holding a FIDE title earned in OTB occasions, and sure nationwide titles, are robotically certified to the invitational arenas. You don’t want to play the open arenas, however we suggest the extra follow they might offer you!

    You’ll be able to ask Lichess to recognise your title, if we haven’t already.

  • A titled participant took half in our enviornment, and I got here 51st. Will I nonetheless qualify anyway?

    Sure. A titled participant ending within the prime 50 will merely be ignored, as they’ve already certified. The subsequent highest finisher who’s eligible will probably be chosen of their place. For instance, if 5 titled gamers took half and completed within the prime 50, gamers ranked 51 – 55 would qualify, assuming different situations for eligibility have been met (e.g., truthful play, compliance with guidelines on flags, and so forth).

  • Somebody who already certified has performed once more and made it to the highest 50. Have they taken a qualifier area away from another person?

    No. Upon getting certified, you can not qualify once more. You’ll simply be taking part in for enjoyable, and for follow. Very like a titled participant taking part in, they won’t take one other participant’s qualifier spot both. It should go on to the following highest ranked eligible participant.

  • I’m not titled, however nonetheless not showing within the listing of certified gamers – what might trigger this?

    Your account will not be in good standing, or allowed to participate in prize occasions on Lichess. Additionally, do not forget that in accordance with FIDE’s guidelines, accounts that show the official Russian or Belarussian flags on their profile web page will not be allowed to advance to the following stage. So if this is applicable to your account and also you wish to participate, be sure you change your profile flag to one thing else as quickly as attainable. In any other case your account will not seem within the listing.

  • How will we all know to entry the invitational arenas? The place can I discover them?

    You must do nothing upon getting certified. When we’ve got the ultimate participant lists, you may be robotically added to a crew. Solely these gamers within the invitational enviornment will be capable of entry this crew. You’ll obtain a Lichess message supplying you with the hyperlink to the invitational enviornment, so control your Lichess inbox. It should even be on the invitational enviornment crew web page, and the match calendar. It should even be proven on the Lichess homepage 24 hours earlier than the sector is because of begin.

  • Is the qualifier listing closing?

    The qualifier listing isn’t closing till the invitational arenas have began. Till then, ongoing eligibility checks will probably be carried out, which can change the qualifier listing. The place attainable, we are going to add the following highest positioned finisher from the related enviornment to the qualifier listing, however we can’t assure this in all circumstances.

  • Can I solely play in a single invitational enviornment?

    So long as you might have come prime 50 in an open enviornment, or are a titled participant, you’ll be able to play in both or each invitational arenas to make it to the highest 500 and progress to the following stage. Nonetheless, when you do make it to the highest 500 within the invitational enviornment, you may be dedicated to both the Offerspill dates and timings for the following phases, or to the Charlotte Chess Middle and North American Company Chess League dates and timings.