In September, one of the most attractive formats for viewers returns to chess24! It’s the “chess24 Banter Series”, where both players must stream and commentate live while playing. There will be a 16-player final phase, with eight players invited and the remaining participants determined by a series of eight qualifying tournaments that will be played in the first weeks of September.
The time control will be 3 minutes + a 2-second increment per move and the matches will be best of 8 games for the qualifiers and best of 10 in the final phase. The winner of the chess24 Banter Series earns €12,000 out of a total prize fund of €36,000. Registering for the tournament costs €300, but grandmasters will be given special conditions. You can contact us at the email address email@example.com and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions.
The Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour is coming to an end, but the action on chess24 continues with the chess24 Banter Series. Similar to the Banter Blitz Cup won by Alireza Firouzja, it will feature 64 players in qualifiers, and 8 invited players, who must all commentate live on their games as they play.
1) When will it take place? Qualifiers will begin on September 1st and last until September 19th. The final phase will take place from September 20th to 27th.
At the time of publishing this article we can already confirm the participation of World Champion Magnus Carlsen, 2019 World Cup Winner Teimour Radjabov, French no. 1 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Dutch no. 1 Anish Giri. We look forward to announcing new names soon!
Who would you like to see playing in the chess24 Banter Series? Tell them to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, let them know how to register, or donate the entry fee yourself using this link