FTX Crypto Cup

15 - 21 August 2022

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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.

Meet the players

Players competing on the Tour represent the elite of world chess – plus a sprinkling of up-and-coming talent

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Praggnanandhaa

Praggnanandhaa

GM

GM

Hans Niemann

Hans Niemann

GM

GM

Alireza Firouzja

Alireza Firouzja

GM

GM

Liem Quang Le

Liem Quang Le

GM

GM

Jan-Krzysztof Duda

Jan-Krzysztof Duda

GM

GM

Anish Giri

Anish Giri

GM

GM

Levon Aronian

Levon Aronian

GM

GM

Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen

GM

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Your commentary team

Whether you’re new to chess or a real aficionado, our commentary team will explain and analyse all the action.

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David Howell

David Howell

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Jovanka Houska

Jovanka Houska

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Kaja Snare

Kaja Snare

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Tania Sachdev

Tania Sachdev

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Peter Leko

Peter Leko

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Simon Williams

Simon Williams

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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.

Airthings Masters

20.02.2022 - 29.02.2022

Charity Cup

19.03.2022 - 27.03.2022

Oslo Esports Cup

22.04.2022 - 28.04.2022

Chessable Masters

19.05.2022 - 26.05.2022

FTX Road to Miami

10.07.2022 - 17.07.2022

FTX Crypto Cup

15.08.2022 - 21.08.2022

Julius Baer Generation Cup

18.09.2022 - 25.09.2022

Regular 6

14.10.2022 - 21.10.2022

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Major 3

14.11.2022 - 20.11.2022

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