The Algorand Series: the Final
Algorand, the official blockchain partner of the 2021 World Chess Championship, is holding a series of online chess tournaments to celebrate the upcoming Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomniachtchi.
World Chess is streaming the Final on Youtube on October 24th at 14:50 UTC, with commentator GM Evgeny Miroshnichenko, and the special guest WGM Dina Belenkaya.
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Let’s go throw the rules and prizes:
To qualify for the Final, which will be held on October the 24th, a player has to finish in the top five (i.e 1-5 inclusive) in one of the 4 qualifying tournaments.
The prize winner and a guest will receive a 4-day trip to Dubai and tickets for the first round of the Championship match.
The second-place winner will receive the famous Academy chess set, the first-ever set that is produced in plastic in exactly the same design as the famous official World Chess Championship set that is used in the World Chess Championship!
The third-place winner will get a one-year subscription to the FIDE Online Arena, the official chess gaming platform, to play for the official online ratings and titles recognized by FiDE.
The Series launched on September the 26th and completed the last qualifying tournament on October the 20th. More than 4,000 players from all around the world participated and the 20 who reached the top five of each tournament will face each other at the Final!