How To Watch The Global Championship Finals

The Global Championship Finals start on November 2, 2022! As our biggest tournament of the year reaches its thrilling conclusion, the live finals will now occur in two locations: Toronto, Canada, and Belgrade, Serbia. Check out the details below for more information about the event, the players, and its $500,000 prize fund!

How To Watch

You can watch the live coverage of the CGC Finals on or on our Twitch channel. You can also catch all our live broadcasts on

Fans tuning in to the show will enjoy the commentary of GMs Daniel Naroditsky, Robert Hess, Aman Hambleton, IMs Danny Rensch, Levy Rozman, FM James Canty, and WGM Nemo Zhou, with guest appearances by 2022 US Chess Champion Fabiano Caruana. Our team of hosts and commentators will all be in Toronto, Canada, to bring you every single detail of the event. 

Players And Locations

The CGC Finals field includes no less than seven former Candidates and one of the top juniors in the world. GMs Hikaru Nakamura, Anish Giri, Wesley So, and Jan-Krzysztof Duda will be in Toronto, along with our hosts, while GMs Teimour Radjabov, Levon Aronian, Nihal Sarin, and Dmitry Andreikin will meet in Belgrade.

Players will face each other over computers as they play for the $200,000 first-place prize and the title of Global Champion. Global Championship Finals Bracket

Unfortunately, is not able to accommodate a live audience in the playing venue in Toronto, due to fair play and production limitations. That said, we very much look forward to welcoming live audiences at future events, and you can still watch every second of the event live by tuning in to our broadcast on or

Schedule And Format

Below you can see the detailed schedule for the the complete finals:

Date Time ET CET Stage Players
November 2 12:00 17:00 Games 1-4 Hikaru Nakamura vs. Jan-Krzysztof Duda

Games 1-4 Wesley So vs. Dmitry Andreikin

Games 1-4 Anish Giri vs. Teimour Radjabov

Games 1-4 Nihal Sarin vs. Levon Aronian
November 3 12:00 17:00 Games 5-8 Hikaru Nakamura vs. Jan-Krzysztof Duda

Games 5-8 Wesley So vs. Dmitry Andreikin

Games 5-8 Anish Giri vs. Teimour Radjabov

Games 5-8 Nihal Sarin vs. Levon Aronian
November 4 12:00 17:00 Games 1-4 Semifinal #1

Games 1-4 Semifinal #2
November 5 12:00 17:00 Games 5-8 Semifinal #1

Games 5-8 Semifinal #2
November 6 12:00 18:00 Games 1-2 Championship Final

14:00 20:00 Games 3-4 Championship Final
November 7 12:00 18:00 Games 5-6 Championship Final

14:00 20:00 Games 7-8 Championship Final

So far, matches in the CGC have been four games, but with the stakes only increasing, so is the match length. With eight-game 15+2 matches instead of four, there will be more chances for comebacks and drama. 

FIDE Rated

In 2021, FIDE approved ratings for “hybrid” events, those played on a network in a physical location with arbiters on site, like the CGC. Because of this, the games will all count towards the players’ official FIDE rapid ratings, adding a little extra stake to the event.

Be sure to catch the live coverage of the CGC Finals on, Twitch, and!



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