Pro Chess League
PCL 2023 | Week 5 | 07:30 AM (PT) / 15:30 (CET)
Never In Doubt: Team MGD1 Dominates Passers, Advances To Playoffs
Arch Bishops, Blitz Move To Playoffs; Alice Lee Upsets Super-GM, Caruana Goes 4/4
Norway Gnomes Qualify For Playoffs; Saint Louis Arch Bishops Cook Shrimps
Chess Wizards Stun World Champion, Advance To Playoffs; Bortnyk Leads Passers
Tigers Sweep Bulldogs 4-0, Advance To Playoffs; Blitz Wins Battle On Board 4
Magnus Carlsen Hands World’s Youngest Grandmaster His First Loss
The World’s Youngest Grandmaster Shows Amazing Tactics In The Opening
When Your Opponent Falls Into A TRAP
Mishra Declines Draw & Sacrifices the Queen With 1.8 Seconds Left
The 2023 Pro Chess League
The Pro Chess League (PCL) is the number one online global chess league for teams from all over the world. The event features 16 teams playing rapid games for their piece of the $150,000 prize fund. The qualifiers happen on February 1-2, starting at 8 a.m. PT/17:00 CET, while the Main Event kicks off on February 14 at 7:30 a.m. PT/16:30 CET.
The PCL has a total prize fund of $150,000!
The Pro Chess League (PCL) consists of the PCL Qualifier, PCL Main Event, Arena Royale, and Playoffs. Read more about the format here!
- Teams field 4 person lineups and battle in a 4 round match at 10+2 time control, where players play against everyone from the opposing team in a race to 8.5 points
- Teams qualify for the playoffs after winning 3 matches
- Teams are eliminated from the swiss after losing 3 matches
You can keep up with all the Pro Chess League action live right here or on Chess.com/TV, our Twitch channel, or on YouTube.com/ChesscomLive. Tune in to enjoy the broadcast with expert commentary by GM Robert Hess, GM Daniel Naroditsky, GM Aman Hambleton, IM Danny Rensch IM Tania Sachdev and FM James Canty!