British Knockout Chess Championship 2019 30 November - 8 December 2019. London, United Kingdom
The five members of the multiple medal-winning England Open team - Mickey Adams, David Howell, Luke McShane, Gawain Jones and Nicholas Pert - are the top seeds in this year's British Knockout Championship, which runs from November 30 to December 8 at London Olympia, alongside the Grand Chess Tour Finals featuring World Champion Magnus Carlsen.
The five top seeds will be joined in an eight-player Knockout tournament by three qualifiers.
At stake will be a total prize fund of £42,000, with a £10,000 first prize, £7,500 to the runner-up, £5,000 each to the semi-finalists and £2,500 to the quarter-finalists.
The quarter-finals consists of 2 classical games and in case of a tie 2 25+10 games followed by an armageddon.
The semifinals and final matches consist of eight games, 2 130+30 worth 6 pts, 2 25+10 worth 4 pts and 4 5+3 worth 2 pts. In case of a tie 2 10+5 games followed by an armageddon.