Opera Euro Rapid | Prelims
Aronian, Levon vs. Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi
World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen tops the field for the Opera Euro Rapid, the 3rd stage of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour. The 16-player event will be played online on chess24 from February 6th to 14th and features a $100,000 prize fund, with $30,000 for 1st place.
The tournament starts with a 3-day all-play-all preliminary stage before the top 8 go forward to a knockout. The time control is 15 minutes for all moves, with a 10-second increment from move 1. No draw offers are allowed before move 40. Official website: championschesstour.com