FTX Road to Miami | Knockout
Wei, Yi vs. Rapport, Richard
FTX Road to Miami is the 5th of 9 events on the $1.6 million 2022 Meltwater Champions Chess Tour and takes place on chess24 from July 10-17. The top two are guaranteed a place in the 2nd Major, the FTX Crypto Cup, which will feature World Champion Magnus Carlsen and be played in person in Miami from August 15-21. The 16-player field will be cut in half by the 4-day round-robin Prelims. The total prize fund is $150,000, with $750 for a win and $250 for a draw in the Prelims. The quarterfinals and semi-finals are 1-day, 4-game matches, while the final will feature two such matches over two days.
The players have 15 minutes for all their moves, plus a 10-second increment starting from move 1. In the Prelims there are 3 points for a win and 1 for a draw. If a tiebreak is required the players will play two 5+3 games and then, if needed, a single Armageddon game, where White has 5 minutes to Black's 4, but a draw counts as a win for Black. No draw offers are allowed before move 40. Official website: chess24.com/tour