The Chess World Cup is a 128 player single-elimination chess tournament. This year, it will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia beginning on September 9th and going to October 4th, 2019. The finalists qualify for the Candidates Tournament to be in the World Chess Championship. There is coverage for this event online, but if you are in a country that won’t let you access it, you would need to connect to a VPN. This will help you get around any geo-restrictions.
While Chess has been around for eons, the first official “World Cup” event took place in 1988-1989 and it was organized by the Grandmasters Association. However, the longest running version started in 2005 and is hosted by FIDE (Fédération Internationale des Échecs) which translates into the World Chess Federation. Since then, this Bi-annual event is most often held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. Watch as your favorite players compete for a purse of 1.6 million USD for winning the tournament.
Of previous 7 holdings of the tournament, Russia has the most champions with 3. Armenia has the second most with 2 champions. Other champions are from the US and Israel. If you want to find who will qualify for the Candidate’s Tournament, you will have to tune in and watch.
Let’s take a look at an example of how to watch the Chess World Cup specifically. We will use the US to show you, but you may wish to choose a different country, as long as you can access it.
- Go to the ExpressVPN website and sign up for service.
- Sign in to the service and connect to a server in the US.
- Now, go to Chess.com or the Twitch TV site. Keep in mind you may have to create an account to get all of the benefits.
- Enjoy the Chess World Cup.
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