Chess.com’s premier on-line occasion showcasing the world’s prime younger expertise, the Junior Pace Chess Championship, is again for 2023—and now with a file $50,000 prize fund.
The fourth version of this quick and livid match, which kicks off Chess.com’s velocity chess season, begins with qualifiers on Could 16 and ends on June 20.
The 2023 Junior Pace Chess Championship guarantees to be much more intense after two key tweaks had been made to the format. The championship’s important discipline has been streamlined from 16 to eight gamers, and the age restrict has additionally been lowered to 18.
It means there shall be a brand new champion because the reigning king GM Arjun Erigaisi is nineteen and now not eligible. 4 of the world’s prime juniors have been invited to the principle occasion.
They’re: the Indian duo GM Gukesh D, who’s 16, and 17-year-old GM Raunak Sadhwani, together with GM Christopher Yoo of the USA, additionally 16, and the thrilling younger Belarusian GM Denis Lazavik.
The remaining 4 spots shall be decided by two qualifiers. Every qualifier will begin with an 11-round Swiss on day one, adopted by a double-elimination bracket on day two.
The qualifiers are open to all titled gamers born in 2005 or later who register in time. Gamers can register utilizing the shape beneath. The principle occasion shall be a straight eight-player knockout, with the winner qualifying for Chess.com’s Pace Chess Championship, held later within the season.
Final season, Erigaisi dethroned the two-time Junior Pace Chess Champion GM Nihal Sarin in an exhilarating ultimate. Erigasi, then aged 18, clinched the title after occurring a five-game profitable streak within the bullet phase.
His whole winnings for the occasion had been $8,572.12. Nonetheless, extra is at stake within the 2023 occasion, with $15,000 up for grabs within the ultimate alone, $8,000 within the semi-finals, and $3,500 within the quarters.
In the principle occasion, every match consists of a 5+1 blitz phase, a 3+1 blitz phase, and a 1+1 bullet phase, with the participant who scores essentially the most factors profitable the match. If there is a tie, gamers contest a four-game 1+1 match to determine the winner. If the tie persists, an armageddon sport with a bidding system decides the winner.
Juniors desirous to enter the qualification course of ought to fill out the kind beneath.