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September 2-28
World Cup
World Cup  

The FIDE World Cup 2017 is taking place in the capital of Georgia, on September 2-28. This is a knock-out event with 128 players

Almost all strongest chess players are taking part in the event: Magnus Carlsen (Norway), Wesley So (USA), Fabiano Caruana (USA), Vladimir Kramnik (Russia), Levon Aronian (Armenia), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan), Hikaru Nakamura (USA), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France), Alexander Grischuk (Russia), Viswanathan Anand (India), Ding Liren (China), Sergey Karjakin (Russia), Anish Giri (Netherlands), Wei Yi (China), Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia), Peter Svidler (Russia), Radoslaw Wojtaszek (Poland), Yu Yangyi (China), Li Chao (China), Pentala Harikrishna (India), Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan), Le Quang Liem (Vietnam), Michael Adams (England), etc.

The total prize fund is $1,600,000. 

The prize money:

Winner - $96,000
Runner-Up - $64,000
Semifinalists - $40,000
Quarterfinalists - $28,000.

There shall be 6 rounds of matches comprising 2 games per round, with the winners progressing to the next round, plus the final 7th round comprising of 4 games. 

If the scores are level after the regular games, after a new drawing of colors, two tie-break games with 25 minutes for each player with an addition of 10 seconds shall be played. If the scores are still level after the games, then, after a new drawing of colors, a match of 2 games shall be played to determine the winner with a time control of 10 minutes plus 10 seconds increment after each move. In case of a level score, another match of 2 games shall be played with a time control of 5 minutes plus 3 seconds increment after each move. If still there is no winner, one sudden-death game will be played. 


Round 1 - September 3-5
Round 2 - September 6-8
Round 3 - September 9-11
Round 4 - September 12-14
Round 5 - September 15-17
Semifinals - September 19-21
Final - September 23-27. 

Free days: September 18 and 22.

Chief Arbiter - Tomasz Delega (Poland). Chairman of the Appeals Committee - Zurab Azmaiparashvili (Georgia). 

All rounds start at 2 p.m. (Moscow time).  

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