Alexandra Goryachkina will compete for the FIDE Nations Cup in the online mode
16:45 30 апреля 2020
Категории: News in English
The team competition, the FIDE Nations Cup, will be held from the 5th to the 10th of May on the game server Chess.com. Teams from Russia, the USA, Europe, China, India and the team “Rest of the World” will participate in it. The Russian national team will be represented on the women’s chess board by the participant of the match for the title of the world champion, a chess player from Yamal Alexandra Goryachkina.
This is the first time in the chess history that such high-ranking competitions are held in the Internet space.
For 6 days fans of chess playing will be able to enjoy the skill of the best grandmasters in the world. The interest in the upcoming tournament is heightened by participation of important figures in the world of chess as team captains: the 13th world champion Garry Kasparov, the 14th world champion Vladimir Kramnik, the European champion Alexander Motylev, the current FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich and others.
The matches will be played on four chess boards: three for men and one for women. The time control in all games makes 25 minutes + 10 seconds for each move.
In the first stage the teams play against each other twice in the round-robin system. The two strongest teams after 10 rounds go to “the super final” match. The winners of the match win the FIDE Nations Cup and Chess.com. If the super final is completed in a draw, the team that takes the first place in the group stage is the winner.
The super final will be held on the 10th of May. At the group stage the game starts at 16:00 Moscow time (the preliminary time).
The exact schedule of the matches will be announced during the opening ceremony, which will be held on the 4th of May at 16:00.
All the games are played on the game server Chess.com. On the page Chess.com/TV it is possible to follow the game live with expert comments.