The Knockout System

The Knockout System is a system of chess tournaments, which is a play-off based on chess pecularities: In each tour, participants play not one, but a match consisting of several games and it is guaranteed, that it will not end in a draw.


  • The tournament is held in several stages, the number of which is determined by the number of players.
  • In each stage the participants play a match consisting of 2-4 games, in case of the equal scores the match is played at a faster time-control until one of the players wins.
  • The winner of the match goes to the next stage, the loser is left out of the tournament.