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The Banter Blitz Cup

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen is top seed for the $50,000 Banter Blitz Cup. In total 132 players are taking part, including 109 grandmasters, 68 of them rated 2600 or above. Both players commentate live on their moves from every game of every match.

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Banter Blitz Cup Rules

  • A knockout in which every player must stream and commentate live on their games
  • Each match is played in 3-minute games, with no increment
  • It's best of 16 games, i.e. the first player to reach 8.5 points wins
  • If the players are tied they play a mini-match of two 3-minute games
  • If still tied they play another two game mini-match
  • If still tied they switch to 1-minute games and play as many 2-game mini-matches as required to produce a winner

Banter Blitz Cup Prizes

Banter Blitz Cup Schedule

This list is updated continuously. The final match will be in March to April 2020.
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