2019 GCT Finals in London

The exciting finale of the 2019 Grand Chess Tour will once again be fought out as part of the London Chess Classic. The semi-finals will feature the 4 top players from the seven regular season tour events with each match consisting of classical, rapid and blitz games. The players will be competing for an enhanced prize fund totalling USD 350,000 this year with the winner taking home an impressive purse of USD 150,000. Members of the public will be able to purchase tickets to attend as spectators.

 

 

DATES December 2 – 8, 2019
LOCATION Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London, W148UX, UK
FORMAT 4 Player Qualification Knockout
PRIZE FUND $350, 000
PHOTOS For event photos,   visit our Flickr page
TICKETS https: //tickets.londonchessclassic.com
Event Page https://www.londonchessclassic.com

 

“GM Hikaru Nakamura won a close match against GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave last year to claim the title of 2018 Grand Chess Tour Champion”

Schedule of Events

DATE TIME* EVENT
December 2 14.00 Semi-Finals Classic Game 1
December 3 14.00 Semi-Finals Classic Game 2
December 4 14.00 Semi-Finals Rapid & Blitz & Playoffs (If Required)
  14.00 Rapid Game 1
  15.30 Rapid Game 2
  17.00 Blitz Game 1
  17.30 Blitz Game 2
  18.00 Blitz Game 3
  18.30 Blitz Game 4
  19.15 Rapid Playoff Game 1 (if required)
  20.00 Rapid Playoff Game 2 (if required)
  20.45 Armageddon Playoff Game (if required)
December 5   Corporate Day – Pro Biz Cup
December 6 14.00 Finals Classic Game 1
December 7 14.00 Finals Classic Game 2
December 8 14.00 Finals Rapid & Blitz, Playoffs (If Required), and
Closing Presentation
  14.00 Rapid Game 1
  15.30 Rapid Game 2
  17.00 Blitz Game 1
  17.30 Blitz Game 2
  18.00 Blitz Game 3
  18.30 Blitz Game 4
  19.15 Rapid Playoff Game 1 (if required)
  20.00 Rapid Playoff Game 2 (if required)
  20.45 Armageddon Playoff Game (if required)

 

Point Breakdown

Points are allocated to each game within the respective matches as follows:

  • 6 points for a win, 3 points for a draw and 0 points for a loss in the 2 Classic games.
  • 4 points for a win, 2 point for a draw and 0 points for a loss in the 2 Rapid games; and
  • 2 point for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a loss in the 4 Blitz games.

Prize Fund

Place PRIZE
1st $ 150, 000
2nd $ 100, 000
3rd $ 60, 000
4th $ 40, 000
Total Prize Fund $350, 000

 

Regulations

Regulations for the 2019 GCT Finals