‌Sam Shankland, Nihal Sarin, Laurent Fressinet and Erwin l’Ami are among the stars in action as the first 8-player qualifier for the chess24 Banter Series starts today! They’re battling for a single place in the 16-player final featuring the likes of Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana. The time control will be 3 minutes + a 2-second increment per move and the matches will be best of 8 games.

Day 1 01/09: Quarterfinals

Match 1) 16:00 CEST GM Erwin l’Ami vs GM Alan Pichot  

  • English Stream by l’Ami 
  • Spanish Stream by Pichot 

Match 2) 17:30 CEST GM Alexander Donchenko vs GM Alexander Fier

  • English Stream by Donchenko 
  • Portuguese Stream by Fier

Match 3) 19:00 CEST GM Nihal Sarin vs GM Laurent Fressinet

  • English Stream by Sarin
  • French Stream by Fressinet

Match 4) 20:30 CEST GM Sam Shankland vs GM Lance Henderson

  • English Stream by Shankland 
  • Spanish Stream by Henderson

‌Day 2 02/09: Semi-finals 

Match 5) Winner of Match 1 vs  Winner of Match 4 

Match 6) Winner of Match 2 vs Winner of Match 3

Day 3 05/09: Final 

Winner of Match 5 vs Winner of Match 6. The champion of the A Qualifier will go to the Finals.

Check out full details of the Series here: https://chess24.com/en/read/news/chess24-banter-series

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