Daniel Anwuli, an “International Master (IM)”, is the only Nigerian among 128 players from across the globe that will feature in the 2019 Chess World Cup in Russia.
Newsmen report that Anwuli is the only qualified player from Nigeria according to the World Chess Federation (FIDE) website on Friday.
The Chess World Cup 2019, a 128-player single-elimination chess tournament, will hold in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia between Sept. 9 and Oct. 4, 2019.
The tournament’s finalists will qualify for the Candidates Tournament for the World Chess Championship 2020.
NAN also reports that the tournament is a seven-round knock-out event. The matches from round 1 to round 6 consists of two classical games with a time control of 90 minutes per 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move.
The finals and the match for the third place consist of four classical games.
If the score is tied after the classical games, rapid and, if necessary, blitz tie breaks are played the next day.