Magnus Carlsen Invitational

Carlsen, Magnus vs. Firouzja, Alireza

The Magnus Carlsen Invitational sees 8 of the world's best players compete online on the chess24 Playzone for a $250,000 prize fund, with $70,000 for 1st place. It begins with a single round-robin from April 18-30, with the top scoring players qualifying for the Final Four knockout. Each match consists of four 15+10 rapid games, with the winner earning 3 match points. If the players tie 2:2 a single Armageddon game is played, where White has 5 minutes to Black's 4, but a draw sees Black win the match. An Armageddon winner gets 2 points, the loser 1. No draws offers are allowed before move 40. Official website