FIDE Online Nations Cup Begins Today!


At the opening ceremony held on May 4, 2020, the teams-participants of the FIDE Online Nations Cup were paired in accordance with the drawing of lots:

1. Europe
2. China
3. India
4. USA
5. Rest of the World
6. Russia

That means on May 5, 2020, the following matches will be played:

Round 01

Europe – Russia
China – Rest of the World

 India – USA

Round 02

Russia – USA
Rest of the World – India
Europe – China

Each team captain decides on his team composition for each match. This decision should be announced not later than 30 minutes before the beginning of the relevant round. In case of substitution on male boards, the reserve player goes to board 3.

The tournament takes place today May 5th, till 10 of May, 2020. The group stage runs May 5-9, with two rounds per day. The Superfinal is played on May 10. The games start 15:00 CEST / 9 a.m. Eastern / 6 a.m. Pacific.

DatePacific timeEastern timeCESTEvent
May 56 a.m.9 a.m.15:00Round 1
May 57:45 a.m.10:45 a.m.16:45Round 2
May 66 a.m.9 a.m.15:00Round 3
May 67:45 a.m.10:45 a.m.16:45Round 4
May 76 a.m.9 a.m.15:00Round 5
May 77:45 a.m.10:45 a.m.16:45Round 6
May 86 a.m.9 a.m.15:00Round 7
May 87:45 a.m.10:45 a.m.16:45Round 8
May 96 a.m.9 a.m.15:00Round 9
May 97:45 a.m.10:45 a.m.16:45Round 10
May 107 a.m.10 a.m.16:00Superfinal

The tournament will be broadcast live across multiple outlets including FIDE’s and’s own channels across Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, Twitter, and other international streaming platforms. With an estimated audience of several million worldwide, commentary by chess experts will be conducted in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Turkish and Polish. You can watch live broadcasts on FIDE Youtube channel. Round 1: Hosts: GM Robert Hess and IM Daniel Rensch.




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