Saturday 13 February 2021

2021 Corporate World Championship - Update

 The 2021 Corporate World Championship has really taken off in popularity. Originally around 100 teams were expected, but now it is over 280 teams. As a result the event is being run in 8 pools (6 from Asia/Europe/Africa, 2 from America's/Pacific), with an 8 team finals series. There are a couple of high profile names turning out (based on the 1 guest player rule) including Magnus Carlsen and Anish Giri. 

Australia has 3 teams entered, including a pretty decent squad from Allens law firm in Sydney. Based in preliminary rankings they are ranked 9th in the Western Zone, which means they should be seeded 4th or 5th in their pool. The preliminaries will be a 6 round team swiss played on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st of February (starting lunchtime Australian time), with the finals the next day.

Team lists have already gone up and can be seen at

(Disclaimer: I am a paid official for this event)

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