International Chess Federation
Friday, 26 Mar 2021 09:57
European Online Chess Club Cup gets underway

European Online Chess Club Cup will be played from 27th-31st of March 2021, on Tornelo online platform with 91 teams participating.

More than 500 players will take part in the event, including 404 titled players and more than 80 GMs rated 2600+, such as Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE, 2770), Richard Rapport (HUN, 1763), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (FRA, 2758), Jan-Krzysztof Duda (POL, 2743), Pentala Harikrishna (IND, 2732), Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (IND, 2762), Michael Adams (ENG, 2716), Nikita Vitiugov (RUS, 2715), Vladislav Artemiev (RUS, 2709), Evgeny Tomashevsky (RUS, 2706), Andrey Esipenko (RUS, 2701), Jorden Van Foreest (NED, 2701), Radoslaw Wojtaszek (POL, 2695), David Navara (CZE, 2697), Amin Bassem (EGY, 2695), Markus Ragger (AUT, 2680), Vasyl Ivanchuk (UKR, 2678), Parham Maghsoodloo (IRI, 2676), Luke Mcshane  (ENG, 2674), Gawain Jones (ENG, 2670), Ivan Cheparinov (BUL, 2667), Gata Kamsky (USA, 2665), Nils Grandelius (SWE, 2663), David Howell W L (ENG, 2658), Rauf Mamedov (AZE, 2654) and many others.

The event will be played within three stages:

  • Qualification phase (27th-28th of March) – Groups consisting of 10 teams, each, play the Robin round event of 9 rounds. Two teams of each group qualify for Play-offs.
  • Play-offs (29th of March) – The 18 qualifiers from the 1st phase divided into 3 groups of 6 teams. Best ranked 9 teams (3 from each group) proceed to the Finals.
  • The final group (30th-31st of March) – 10 teams play Robin round tournament of 9 rounds. The 10th team is invited by ECU, the Winner of the European Women’s Online Chess Club Cup – Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo

Official Regulations- European Online Chess Club Cup 2021

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Online Broadcast will be available through the ECU twitch channel and through the European Chess TV Youtube channel:

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