FIDE World Championship

CYCLE 2021 — 2023

FIDE World Championship Match

2023. DATES AND HOST CITY TO BE ANNOUNCED

The World Championship Match consists of 14 games. The player who scores 7.5 points or more wins the Match, and no further games are played. If the score after 14 games is equal, the winner is decided on a tiebreak. Since the World Champion officially declined to participate, the Match will be played between the two challengers, the winner of the 2022 Candidates Tournament, Ian Nepomniachtchi, and the runner-up, Ding Liren.


Ding Liren

Challenger

"* replaces Magnus Carlsen who formally confirmed that he won't defend his world championship title.

Ian Nepomniachtchi

Challenger

vs

Candidates
Tournament

Double round-robin
Madrid, Spain, 16 June - 5 July 2022

website

Ian Nepomniachtchi

2021 Match runner-up

Hikaru Nakamura

Grand Prix Winner

Richard Rapport

Grand Prix runner-up

Jan-Krzystof Duda

World Cup winner

Ding Liren

Replaced Sergey Karjakin, by rating

Teimour Radjabov

Wildcard

Alireza Firouzja

Grand Swiss winner

Fabiano Caruana

Grand Swiss runner-up

qualification
tournaments

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qualification paths

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Jan-Krzystof Duda

/

Sergey Karjakin

Both finalists qualify

FIDE World Cup

10

jul

-

08

aug

Sochi, Russia, 2021

206

players

1 892 500 $

total prize fund

knockout

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qualification paths

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Alireza Firouzja

/

Fabiano Caruana

Top two qualify

FIDE grand swiss

25

oct

-

08

nov

Riga, Latvia, 2021

114

players

425 000 $

total prize fund

swiss
system

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Ian Nepomniachtchi

/

The runner-up qualifies

FIDE World
Championship Match

previous cycle

25

nov

-

16

dec

Dubai, UAE, 2021

2

players

2 million €

total prize fund

match

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qualification paths

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Hikaru Nakamura

/

Richard Rapport

Top two qualify

FIDE World chess
grand prix

series

First leg:

03

feb

-

17

feb

Berlin, Germany, 2022

Second leg:

28

feb

-

14

mar

Belgrade, Serbia, 2022

Third leg:

21

mar

-

04

apr

Berlin, Germany, 2022

24

players

450 000 €

total prize fund

round-robin
+ knockout