The Airthings Masters 2022 Standings, Schedule, Date, Time, Day 2 Chess Results, Rules, Prize Money, Live Stream

The Airthings Masters 2022 Standings, Schedule, Date, Time, Day 2 Chess Results, Rules, Prize Money, Live Stream

This year’s Meltwater Champions Chess Tour begins with the Airthings Masters 2022, we take a look at the format, schedule, standings and other details of the tournament.

In total, sixteen participants will compete in the round-robin stage of the online event, with eight moving on to the knockout stage.

Airthings Masters 2022 Chess Rules And Format

At the round-robin phases of The Airthings Masters, the round-robin will employ a football-style 3 point for a win, 1 point for a tie scoring system, and participants will earn cash bonuses for each rapid game played. The players will earn $750 for a victory and $250 for a draw.

Tournament Rules

Starting with move 1, the players have 15 minutes to complete all of their moves, plus a 10-second increment. A win earns 3 points, while a tie earns 1 point in the preliminary round.

If a tiebreak is necessary, the players will play two 5+3 games and, if necessary, a single Armageddon game, in which White has 5 minutes against Black’s 4, but a tie count as a win for Black. Before move 40, no draw offers are permitted.

Airthings Masters 2022 Schedule, Date, Time And Venue

The event will take place from February 19 to February 26, with action starting at 18.00 CET every day. The tournament is taking place in online mode due to travel restrictions.

February 19- February 22- Round-robin (4 rounds every day)


February 23- Quarterfinals

February 24- Semi-finals

February 25- February 26- Finals


Airthings Masters 2022 Prize Money Pool Breakdown

The in-game prizes can go up to $90,000 while the remaining prize fund will be awarded based on the position of players. The net prize pool for the tournament is 150,000 dollars.

Position Prize Money
In-game Prize in Prelims Up to $90.000
Quarterfinalists $2,000
Semi-finalists $6,000
Runner-up $15,000
Champion $25,000

Airthings Masters 2022 Chess Overall Standings And Results

After the second day of prelims and eight rounds of matches, below is the current standings of the players.

  1. Ian Nepomniachtchi- 19 Points
  2. Liren Ding- 15 Points
  3. Eric Hansen- 15 Points
  4. Andrey Esipenko- 14 Points
  5. Magnus Carlsen- 13 Points
  6. Vincent Keymer- 13 Points
  7. Levon Aronian- 12 Points
  8. Anish Giri- 12 Points
  9. Quang Liem Le- 11 Points
  10. Vladislav Artemiev- 10 Points
  11. Nodirbek Abdusattorov- 10 Points
  12. Hans Moke Niemann- 8 Points
  13. Jan-Krzysztof Duda- 8 Points
  14. R Praggnanandhaa- 8 Points
  15. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov- 7 Points
  16. Alexandra Kosteniuk- 0 Points

The full results can be found here.


When And Where to Watch: Live Stream

Fans worldwide can stream the match live on chess24 YouTube Channel or follow the match live with the interactive board on their official site.

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