International Chess Federation
Friday, 18 Dec 2020 17:09
Knockout stage kicks off on December 19

The final knockout stage of the FIDE World Cadets & Youth Rapid Championships starts on Saturday, December 19. The event comprises five different age groups: U10, U12, U14, U16, and U18. The participants are competing in two sections: girls, and open.

1,380 young chess players from 114 different countries, divided into three groups (Africa, America, and Asia) took part in the preliminary stage to qualify for the knockout stage. 

Each age group at the knockout stage will have a separate 16-player tournament. Each match consists of two "15+10" games and the Armageddon, if necessary. The 160 participants represent 50 countries and there are as many as 89 titled players taking part, including 8 GMs, 2 WGMs, and 16 IMs USA (23 players), India (16), and Russia (15) have the highest number of representatives.

The highest-rated participant Andrey Esipenko (Russia) Photo: Eteri Kublashvili

FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich greeted the participants of the FIDE Online World Cadets & Youth Rapid Championships: "Dear friends, it is my pleasure on behalf of FIDE to welcome you at the final stage of the World Online Cadets and Youth Championships…. It is my honor to greet you today and wish you good luck at the final stage of the tournament and wish you good luck."

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