64 players will fight for $1 Million and the winner will take home $200,000 (about 1.6 Crore Indian Rupees!) The Indian players participating in the event were – Viswanathan Anand, Arjun Erigaisi, Vidit Gujrathi, Nihal Sarin, Raunak Sadhwani, and Mitrabha Guha. Only Nihal Sarin is left in the fray.
GM Nihal Sarin vs GM Ding Liren
1) The 32 players who qualify from the Play-in phase join 32 invited players;
2) They play a 64-player single-elimination bracket;
3) Players are divided into eight groups of eight players each according to their timezone;
4) Matches consist of four 15+2 rapid games;
5) If the match ends in a tie, a single rapid armageddon game determines the winner. White gets 15 minutes and must win, with a bidding system to determine who plays Black with draw odds. Players communicate privately the amount of time they are willing to get to play as Black; the lower time offered wins the bid, and that player starts with the amount of time bid. If the bid is tied, the higher-seeded player chooses the color.
The top-eight players move on to the CGC Finals, while the remaining 56 players share the total prize fund of $440,000 for the CGC Knockout.
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