Bet on Chess, the sport of the genius

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The World Chess Championship 2021 will take place in Dubai between 24 November and 16 December 2021. It will be a match between reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen, and challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi to determine the World Champion. If you are a chess fan, now you have also the chance to bet on the winner.

The match originally had to take place in the second half of 2020. Unfortunately, the world chess federation organizing the event (FIDE), had to postpone it until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 World Chess Championship event will be part of Expo 2020, which will take place from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.

The World Chess Championship is a centuries-old tradition that brings together the entire chess world and takes place every two years.

The players

The reigning World Champion, the 30-year-old Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, will defend his title. ANd he will do it against the Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi, 31 years old, who was the winner of the 2020/21 FIDE Candidates tournament that concluded in Ekaterinburg (Russia) in April. Both players will compete for prize money of 2 million euros, the highest the championship has had in recent times.

The title of best chess player on the planet will be determined in a best-of-14-game match between the two finalists. The scores of the individual games will be added up to determine the winner of the match. 

Chess betting

Chess at the competitive level is not simply a two-player confrontation on one board. But matches can also include multiple boards, as well as special boards where time limits play an important role. This means that betting on chess is a powerful way to bet on multiple events in a single match.


The best and most common chess bets focus on tournament winners. You can bet on who will win the World Championship of this game. In addition, you can also bet on smaller and popular tournaments that take place throughout the year. 

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How to bet on chess

To place a chess bet is quite straightforward. You simply select the market and player you think will be the winner, click on their odds, enter your stake, and after you see your potential payout click on Place Bet!

The actual final of the World Chess Championship is a battle between the winner of the qualifying rounds and the defending champion. This means that the odds on the defending champion at the start of the tournament are always slim, as they are guaranteed to be in the final.

But you can also defy your intuition and bet on the challenger to be the new winner. It’s up to you. Do you dare?

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