Join Chess.com’s Free Grand Prix Fantasy Contest for a Chance to Share $3,000

Welcome to the 2022 Chess.com Grand Prix Fantasy Contest! You will have the chance to win a share of the total prize of $3,000 by completing this form. The 2022 FIDE Grand Prix is ​​a three-tournament event that will determine the final two entrants into the 2022 Candidates Tournament. It starts on February 3, 2022.

How to watch the 2022 FIDE Grand Prix

We’ve designed this contest so that every round counts, not just how players finish at the end of April; and its field size of 24 was perfect for a tier-based contest.

You can read all the details about the format, scoring and pricing below, or click here to go straight to the submission form.


Format

The 24 Grandmasters of the Grand Prix were divided into five tiers by their FIDE ratings as of December 2021 (which was used by FIDE to help determine the peloton). You will choose one player in each level, for a team of five players.

Replacement players announced before the tournament are placed in the same level as the player they replaced. Substitute players announced during the tournament will accumulate points for the players they replaced, whose points are also counted.

For more information on the Grand Prix and its scoring system, go to this link.

Winners will be declared for both each individual event and the overall Grand Prix.

Scores and tiebreakers

There are three ways to earn points. Each player on your team earns points equally, regardless of rank.

  • Grand Prix points earned in the overall event are worth the same number of points in the contest (13 points for stage winner, 10 for runners-up, etc.; see guide for full list)
  • Points in the group stage leaderboard are also worth the same number of points in the contest (for example, a player who scores 3.5/6 in the group stage earns you 3.5 points in the contest). Decisive group stage matches do not count
  • A victory in the classic part of the knockout stage, without using a quick tiebreaker or blitz, is worth 1 point each round.

Tiebreaker

At the end of the form, you will be asked to answer a tiebreaker question, the answer to which will be used as the first tiebreaker in the General Grand Prix. The question is to predict the two candidates.

The first tiebreaker in each leg is the one with the fewest active players in that leg. Having only three of your active players is better than having four, which is better than having all five.

The remaining ties for an individual stage and the whole event are:

  1. Number of individual round winners selected (which will be 1 or 0 except overall)
  2. Most points scored in knockout (Grand Prix points plus classic bonus)
  3. Points scored per level, starting with level 5 through level 2
  4. First submission.

Price

Half of the prize pool is awarded for each individual stage and the other half is awarded for the overall Grand Prize.

General Grand Prize

Place Quantity
Total $1500
1st $750
2nd $500
3rd $250
4th-5th 12 month Diamond Membership
6th 6 months Diamond
7th-8th 3 months Diamond
9th-10th 1 month Diamond

Each individual stage (1st stage, 2nd stage and 3rd stage)

Place Price
Total $500 per leg
1st $250
2nd $150
3rd $100
4th-10th 1 month Diamond Membership

Player!

Registration will remain open until the start of matches in the second round of the first leg of the tournament. However, you don’t get player-scored points in the first round if you submitted after the start.

Thanks for playing!

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