The FIDE Grand Prix 2022 is a series of three tournaments, to be played between 3 February and 4 April 2022 in Berlin, Germany, and Belgrade, Serbia.
The Three tournaments have relevant importance not only because most of the best players in the world are participating. Indeed, the two top finishers will get a spot in the Candidates' Tournament, to be held in June this year.
|Ian Nepomniachtchi (runner-up of the World Championship Match)|
|Teimour Radjabov (nominated by FIDE)|
|Jan-Jan-Krzysztof Duda (winner of the Chess World Cup 2021)|
|Sergey Karjakin (runner-up of the chess World Cup 2021)|
|Alireza Firouzja (winner of the FIDE Grand Swiss 2021)|
|Fabiano Caruana (runner-up of the FIDE Grand Swiss 2021)|
The two top finishers of the Grand Prix series will complete the lineup for the Candidates.
There is a total of 24 participants. All of them will play in two of the three events. Each event sees the participation of 16 players. The 16 players are divided into four pools. In each pool, the participants play a double round-robin (6 rounds). the four players who emerge victorious from the pools, play the semifinals.
The winner of Pool A plays the winner of Pool B, and the winner of Pool C plays the winner of Pool D.Eventually, the players who win the semifinals will face each other in the final.
|Second in pool||4|
|Third in pool||2|
|Fourth in pool||0|
The Grand Prix points for pool placings take into account tie-breaks played to determine first place. Players tied for other places, or still tied after tie-breaks, share grand prix points.
If players finish tied on Grand Prix points, then the following tie-breaks are applied, in order:
Play starts Friday, February the 4th at 9 AM EST - 15:00 local (CET) - 14:00 UTC
|Thursday, February 3||Opening ceremony|
|Friday, February 4||9 AM EST||Pools, Round 1|
|Saturday, February 5||9 AM EST||Pools, Round 2|
|Sunday, February 6||9 AM EST||Pools, Round 3|
|Monday, February 7||9 AM EST||Pools, Round 4|
|Tuesday, February 8||FREE DAY|
|Wednesday, February 9||9 AM EST||Pools, Round 5|
|Thursday, February 10||9 AM EST||Pools, Round 6|
|Friday, February 11||9 AM EST||Tie-breaks|
|Saturday, February 12||9 AM EST||Semifinals - Game 1|
|Sunday, February 13||9 AM EST||Semifinals - Game 2|
|Monday, February 14||9 AM EST||Semifinals - Tiebreaks|
|Tuesday, February 15||9 AM EST||Final - Game 1|
|Wednesday, February 16||9 AM EST||Final - Game 2|
|Thursday, February 17||9 AM EST||Final - Tiebreaks|