Crypto Cup

May 23rd - 31st / 17:00 CEST
₿ 2.1825
As of 19:00 CEST

9 days of chess. 16 top players. $220k prize fund and an additional $100k in $Bitcoin.

Day 9 of 9





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Highlights of the FINAL | FTX Crypto Cup | MCCT 2021

May 31st

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Magnus Carlsen is Surprised When Radjabov Plays b6-e6-d6 in the Opening to Win the Last Game

May 30th

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Highlights of the FINALS DAY 1 | FTX Crypto Cup | MCCT 2021

May 30th

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Magnus Carlsen Eliminates Teimour Radjabov and They Both React After Carlsen's Final Bishop Move

May 29th

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Highlights of the Semifinals Day 2 | FTX Crypto Cup | MCCT 2021

May 29th


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Who is playing?


New to the Tour? Welcome. Here's how it works!

The FTX Crypto Cup is a 9-day tournament part of a bigger set of tournaments called the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour. 

The first 3 days are prelims in which each player plays round-robin style against the other players.

The top 8 advance to the finals, which consist of two days of quarterfinals, two days of semifinals and then two days of finals. 

The prize fund is a record $320,000: 

$220,000 USD in cash distributed amongst the players, and an additional Bitcoin prize fund of $100,000. 

At 14:30 CEST on May 17th this figure is set at 2.1825 Bitcoin.

You can watch the FTX Crypto Cup on 

  • Twitch
  • Youtube
  • this website
  • on linear TV

The finals will be shown on Eurosport. 

You can also check this site for daily reports on the tournament and standings in our news section.

Replay all our previous tournaments by locating the link at the top of the browser!