The knockout phase of the Chess.com Global Chess Championship kicked off today and it will be played from September 14 to October 9. The Knockout part of the event features 32 players who qualified from the Play-in CGC tournaments and 32 invited players. 64 players are divided in eight groups, and the Winners of each group will move on to the CGC Finals which will take place from 2-9 November in Toronto, Canada. The remaining 56 players will share the total prize fund of $440,000 for the CGC Knockout. A very strong CGC Knockout line-up includes Hikaru Nakamura, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Wesley So, Fabiano Caruana, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Anish Giri, Ding Liren and Levon Aronian who are topping the respective groups: Group A, Group B, Group C, Group D, Group E, Group F, Group G, and Group H.
The participants of the Group A are: Hikaru Nakamura, Michael Adams, Leinier Dominguez, Le Quang Liem, Eric Hansen, Rodrigo Vasquez, and Maksim Chigaev. The first match in the group will be played on September 14th between Le Quang Liem and Eric Hansen. Scroll down to see the games of each match
Group A – Round 1 pairings & schedule:
Le Quang Lieam vs Eric Hansen, September 14, 18:00 CEST
David Navara vs Michael Adams, September 15, 18:00 CEST
Leinier Dominguez vs Maksim Chigaev, September 17, 18:00 CEST
Hikaru Nakamura vs Rodrigo Vasquez, September 18, 18:00 CEST