Monday 12 July 2021

2021 World Cup

 The 2021 World Cup is underway, using the new format that was introduced after the 2019 event. The first round sees 78 matches, while the top 50 players get a bye into the second round. I did not manage to make this year (as either a player or official), so I am following it online. There are a number of places where you can watch the games, including (which has the benefit of including analysis), and on youtube (which is the official FIDE stream). Elmer Prudente from Guam is the Oceania representative (which was my job last time), and will have a tough time playing the 51st seed on tonight's round. 

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