Ding Liren has already been announced as the first fans’ choice for the next Champions Chess Tour event after he won our wild card vote.

Now, chess24 is giving you another chance to have a say on who plays – and, as an extra, choose which game should feature in the event logo.

Here are your choices on the tournament branding – each logo shows a graphical representation of one of the last event’s best games:

Fill out the form below to cast your vote.

There are also some seriously big names left on the list of stars you, as Premium members, can vote for. Who would you most like to see? Here are your choices:

  1. Netherlands No.1, Anish Giri

  2. Former World Blitz Champ, Liem Quang Le

  3. Chess Olympiad gold medallist, Vidit Gujrathi

  4. Eight-time Russian Champ, Peter Svidler

  5. Former world title challenger, Sergey Karjakin

  6. India’s No.2, Pentala Harikrishna

  7. Former US Champ, Sam Shankland

  8. Three-time World Blitz Champ, Alexander Grischuk

  9. Polish sensation, Jan-Krzysztof Duda

The next tournament will be a “Regular” with a $100,000 prize pot and 16 players taking part. The eight quarter-finalists in the Airthings Masters (technically the eight leaders of the Champions Chess Tour) have already qualified for an invite.

That means there will be at least eight spots left to fill. Two will be decided by our valued Premium members: Ding Liren as the winner of the first vote was announced on the Airthings Masters broadcast, and then the winner of this vote.

The tournament winner in February will pocket a cool $30,000 top prize plus a seat in the next “Major” in March. So there’s a lot at stake here!

Remember, voting is open only to Premium members.

If for any reason the poll winner can’t make the event, the chance will be offered to the next on the list. Voting will end on Tuesday, January 19 at 00:00 CET and the winner will be announced on the following day. The process for stage one is simple: complete this poll!


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