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. 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 (click on each group to see participants, pairings and games schedule).
The participants of the Group E are: Ian Nepomniachtchi, Teimour Radjabov, Arjun Erigaisi, Alexei Shirov, Hou Yifan, Peter Svidler, Mahammad Muradli, and David Paravyan. All four matches of the Group E are scheduled for September 16th, starting at 13:00 CEST.
Group E – Round 1 pairings and schedule:
Teimour Radjabov vs Hou Yifan, September 16, 13:00 CEST
Arjun Erigaisi vs David Paravyan, September 16, 13:00 CEST
Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Mahammad Muradli, September 16, 15:30 CEST
Peter Svidler vs Alexei Shirov, September 16, 15:30 CEST
While expecting the start of the R1 Group E games from the Chess.com Global Chess Championship, you may follow TCEC Season 23 – League 1: