Junior Speed Chess Championship Begins This Week – Chess.com

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The 2020 edition of the Chess.com Junior Speed Chess Championship, presented by ChessKid, begins this week. The tournament includes eight of the world's top-10 junior players and has a prize fund of $25,000.

After the very successful first edition last year, won by GM Wei Yi (no longer a junior), Chess.com presents the second edition, starting this week. Again, 16 of the strongest upcoming stars of the chess world will fight for a $25,000 prize fund and a much-coveted spot in the main Chess.com Speed Chess Championship (SCC). More details about that tournament will be announced soon.

The Junior SCC will have 15 seeded players and one qualifier, who advances from a single-day knockout event on Wednesday, Sept. 9. This will bean eight-player knockout tournament where the winner earns $1,000 and is seeded directly into the championship event.

Two days later, that qualifier will be put to the test straight away in the first match of the JSCC on Sept. 11, as the opponent of the top seed.

Below is the list of participants by seed number, determined by the players' blended blitz and bullet ratings with their bullet ratings counting half:

Junior Speed Chess Championship | Seeded players

The round of 16 will have the following matches:

The knockout tournament on Sept. 9 will see two 5+1 blitz games, four 3+1 blitz games, andeight 1+1 bullet games in the quarterfinals and semifinals. The final will consist of three 5+1 games, five 3+1 games, and 10 1+1 games.

All matches of the actual Junior SCC will see the traditional 90 minutes of 5+11 blitz, 60 minutes of 3+1 blitz, and 30 minutes of 1+1 bullet chess.

All 2020 Junior SCC matches will be broadcast live with full chess-master commentary on Chess.com/TV and Twitch.tv/Chess.

ChessKid is the official sponsor of the 2020 Junior SCC. ChessKid is the world's number-one site for kids to learn and play chess.

More info about the 2020 Junior Speed Chess Championship can be found here.

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