The Tour entertains millions of global fans, showcases the world’s greatest players at the most prestigious online tournaments, and inspires the next generation of fans and players. Stars of the game from all around the world battle across timezones for a series of titles over a full season of online events. The tournament also sees the official crowning of the year-end Tour Champion, the ultimate achievement in online chess.

$1.6m

The richest prize fund ever offered for an online chess event

9 Events

Players battle it out over a full season of online tournaments

40+

A diverse mix of players from around the world compete


115m views

The Tour is followed by a global, growing fanbase with 115m live views in the 2021 Tour season

New to the Tour?

The newly-revamped 2022 Tour is ready to go. The season starts on February 19 and runs until November. Here are the key details:

At $1.6 million, the Tour boasts the richest prize fund ever for a series of online chess events. Players from around the world compete to win 9 titles and the crown of overall Tour Champion. Nowhere else has this level of competition.

Your commentary team

Whether you’re new to chess or a expert aficionado, our commentary team will explain and analyse every move.

GM

David Howell

David Howell

GM

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Jovanka Houska

Jovanka Houska

IM

Kaja Snare

Kaja Snare

Tour overview

The new revamped format for the 2022 Tour season features 9 tournaments split into blocks of 3. Two Regular events are followed by a Major.

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