Fischer World Chess Championship. Semi – finals
The semi-final of the Fischer World Chess Championship has ended in Reykjavik (Iceland).
In the first match Hikaru Nakamura beat Nodirbek Abdusattorov with a score of 3:0
In the second confrontation, Jan Nepomnyashchy defeated Magnus Carlsen with a score of 3:1
On the final game day of the competition, the final between Nepomniachtchi and Nakamura will be held, as well as matches for the 3rd (Carlsen – Abdusattorov), 5th (So – Fedoseev) and 7th (Gretarsson – Bluebaum) place
Dates : from 25 to 30 October
Prize fund: $400,000 (1st place — $150,000)
System: mixed: group stage + playoffs.
Group stage: 2 games are played between the players. Two circles. In a mini-match, 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw. The top two advance from the group to the playoffs.
Knockout: each match lasts 4 games, with a tie score, an armageddon game is played.
Time control: 25 minutes for 30 moves plus 5 minutes until the end of the game with an addition of 5 seconds for each move, starting from 31 moves.
The beginning of the games: at 18.00 Moscow time