European Hybrid World Cup Qualifier
Seitaj, Ilir vs. Hracek, Zbynek
The European Hybrid World Cup Qualifier is a 288-player knockout tournament taking place from 24-29 May. The top 36 qualifiy for the 2021 World Cup and play a Swiss tournament on May 30 for prize money. The players gather in various venues but the games are played online on Tornelo (Hybrid).
The matches start off with two classical games with a time control of 120 minutes for the whole game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1. Tiebreak matches will consist of 2 games with reverse colours - 10min + 3sec increment per move. If the score is still level after the games, then one (1) sudden death game is played. The player who wins the drawing of lots may choose the colour. The player with the white pieces receives 5 minutes, the player with the black pieces receives 4 minutes. After move 60, both players receive an increment of 2 seconds per move starting from move 61. In case of a draw the player with the black pieces is declared the winner. Official websites: www.europechess.org