FIDE Grand Prix 2022 Series – World Chess

About the Grand Prix Series

There are 24 players. Each player will play in two out of three of the tournaments. Each tournament will have 16 players, and have a two-stage format.

In the first stage, the players are divided into four pools of four, and the players in each pool play a double round-robin mini-tournament. The four winners of the pools progress to the second stage.

In the second stage, the four pool winners play a knock-out tournament, consisting of semi-finals and a final. Both the semi-finals and final will consist of 2 regular time limit games, plus tie-breaks if required.

Players receive Grand Prix points according to their finishing position in each tournament. The two players with the most Grand Prix points across the two tournaments they play qualify for the Candidates Tournament 2022. Click here to see the rules and regulations.

Grand Prix points are awarded in the following format:

Place Points
Winner 13
Runner-Up 10
Semi-final loser 7
2nd in pool 4
3rd in pool 2
4th in pool 0



The prize fund of the Grand Prix Series 2022 — 450 000 €

Winner — 24 000 €

Runner-up — 18 000 €

Semi-finals — 12 000 €

5,6,7,8 places — 9 000 €

9, 10, 11, 12 places — 7 000 €

13, 14, 15, 16 places — 5 000 €

How to attend

Limited number of tickets will be available for spectators in Berlin and Belgrade. You can request them here. More information on how to attend will be available following the consultation with the authorities.

The Grand Prix Series in Berlin will take place in the city centre at Unter den Linden 26-30. The rounds start at 3PM Berlin time.

Due to COVID restrictions currently in place, only a limited number of tickets are available. Please note that the 2G+ rule applies to the event, which means that visiting the venue is only possible for those who either have a complete vaccination with EU-certified vaccine or proof of recovery and can additionally present a booster dose certificate or a negative test result.

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Watch Grand Prix 2022 Series

Join our live streams on February 04 to see who will qualify for the Candidates
Tournament 2022. Get notifications when the stream starts.


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