Carlsen vs Ding Liren Champions Match 2017 9-14 November. Saint Louis, United States
The Saint Louis Chess Club will host a series of four matches, the Champions Showdown, November 9-14. In an exciting twist, the three top American players and current World Champion, Magnus Carlsen, will face their opponents in 10 games of rapid and 20 games of blitz. Tournament play will begin November 9 at 1 p.m., with World Champion Magnus Carlsen and No. 1 Chinese Grandmaster Ding Liren beginning November 11 at 1 p.m.
For the first time in recent history, each match will feature play with no delay or increment, meaning the games will be faster and more exhilarating for fans to watch, both online and in person at the Saint Louis Chess Club. Each day the games will be faster with less time on the clocks.
Each player has 30 minutes for the first 4 games, 20 minutes for the next 6, 10 minutes for the next 8 and finally only 5 minutes for the last 12 games. For each match the winner gets $60,000, the loser $40,000.