The pairings can be found at the Pairings and Results page.
Drawing of lots Match 1 of the day: 14:45
Game 1 of Match 1 of the day: 15:00
Game 2 of Match 1 of the day: 16:15
Drawing of lots Match 2 of the day: 17:30
Game 1 of Match 2 of the day: 17:45
Game 2 of Match 2 of the day: 19:00
All times are in GMT.
The eight players will be divided over two groups.
Each match in the Group Stage will be best-of-2 games from the same initial position. The time control for each game is 30 moves in 25 minutes, plus 5 minutes for the rest of the game, plus 5 seconds increment per move starting from move 31.
A player who wins a match will score two points. A player who draws a match will score one point. A player who loses a match will score no points
The top-2 finishers of each group qualifies for the Knockout Stage; the 3rd place finishers qualify for the 5th place Playoff, the 4th place finishers qualify for the 7th place Playoff.
The group rankings will be determined by points. In the event of points being tied, the following tie-breaks will be used:
Each match in the Knockout Stage will be best-of-4 games. The time control for each game is 30 moves in 25 minutes, plus 5 minutes for the rest of the game, plus 5 seconds increment per move starting from move 31.
Games 1 and 2 will be played from the same starting position. Games 3 and 4 will be played from the same starting position.
In the event of a tied match, there will be an Armageddon game. Each player shall bid a number of minutes up to 15, and the player with the lower bid will have black, and will only need to draw the game to win the match. The player with white will have 15 minutes, and will need to win the game to win the match. A player will be defaulted if they arrive at the board more than five minutes after the actual start time.
The loser of each Semi Final will qualify for the 3rd Place Playoff.