The Lichess paths to qualify into the FIDE World Fischer Random Championship – to be held in Reykjavik from 25 – 30 October later this yr – are effectively underway.
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We’re now simply over midway via the open enviornment phases the place anybody can participate. The highest 50 eligible gamers from every open enviornment qualify via to 2 invitational arenas. The highest 500 gamers from every invitational enviornment will progress to the Swiss stage.
Titled gamers will robotically be seeded in to the invitational arenas; they don’t have to qualify via an open enviornment. Gamers who certified via an open enviornment can play both invitational enviornment (or each) to try to make it to the highest 500. If a participant performs in each invitational arenas and qualifies in each, whichever invitational enviornment they first made the highest 500 in, would be the path they need to follow on the Swiss stage and onwards.
One invitational enviornment, co-organised with Offerspill Sjakklubb, might be held on third September 2022 from 14:00 – 18:00 UTC.
One invitational enviornment, co-organised with Charlotte Chess Heart and the North American Company Chess League, might be held on 4th September 2022 from 17:00 – 21:00 UTC.
Keep in mind that these occasions will probably be the identical, or comparable, for the Swiss stage and past.
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Often Requested Questions (FAQs):
- I’m a titled chess participant and my title isn’t showing on the record of gamers who’ve certified to the invitational enviornment. Why is my title not showing?
All gamers that Lichess has recognised as holding a FIDE title earned in OTB occasions, and sure nationwide titles, are robotically certified to the invitational arenas. You do not want to play the open arenas, however we advocate the extra apply they might offer you!
You may ask Lichess to recognise your title, if we haven’t already.
- A titled participant took half in our enviornment, and I got here 51st. Will I nonetheless qualify anyway?
Sure. A titled participant ending within the prime 50 will merely be ignored, as they’ve already certified. The following highest finisher who’s eligible might be chosen of their place. For instance, if 5 titled gamers took half and completed within the prime 50, gamers ranked 51 – 55 would qualify, assuming different situations for eligibility have been met (e.g., honest play, compliance with guidelines on flags, and many others).
- Somebody who already certified has performed once more and made it to the highest 50. Have they taken a qualifier house away from another person?
No. Upon getting certified, you can’t qualify once more. You’ll simply be taking part in for enjoyable, and for apply. Very similar to a titled participant taking part in, they won’t take one other participant’s qualifier spot both. It’s going to go on to the subsequent highest ranked eligible participant.
- I’m not titled, however nonetheless not showing within the record of certified gamers – what might trigger this?
Your account will not be in good standing, or allowed to participate in prize occasions on Lichess. Additionally, do not forget that in accordance with FIDE’s guidelines, accounts that show the official Russian or Belarussian flags on their profile web page will not be allowed to advance to the subsequent stage. So if this is applicable to your account and also you need to participate, be sure to change your profile flag to one thing else as quickly as potential. In any other case your account will not seem within the record.
- How will we all know to entry the invitational arenas? The place can I discover them?
You must do nothing after getting certified. When we’ve the ultimate participant lists, you’ll be robotically added to a crew. Solely these gamers within the invitational enviornment will be capable of entry this crew. You’ll obtain a Lichess message supplying you with the hyperlink to the invitational enviornment, so keep watch over your Lichess inbox. It’s going to even be on the invitational enviornment crew web page, and the match calendar. It’s going to even be proven on the Lichess homepage 24 hours earlier than the world is because of begin.
- Is the qualifier record closing?
The qualifier record will not be closing till the invitational arenas have began. Till then, ongoing eligibility checks might be carried out, which can change the qualifier record. The place potential, we are going to add the subsequent highest positioned finisher from the related enviornment to the qualifier record, however we can not assure this in all circumstances.
- Can I solely play in a single invitational enviornment?
So long as you’ve gotten come prime 50 in an open enviornment, or are a titled participant, you possibly can play in both or each invitational arenas to make it to the highest 500 and progress to the subsequent stage. Nonetheless, in case you do make it to the highest 500 within the invitational enviornment, you’ll be dedicated to both the Offerspill dates and timings for the subsequent phases, or to the Charlotte Chess Heart and North American Company Chess League dates and timings.