The Indian Qualifier is a 16-player knockout tournament taking place from 7-10 May 2021 on chess24. The format is the same as for the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour except that there is only one set of matches instead of two. The top 2 qualify for a Tour event. The matches consist of four Rapid games (15+10). If tied, a 2-game blitz mini-match (5+3) is played and if still tied, an Armageddon game (5 vs 4 with draw odds for Black) decides the winner of the match.