FIDE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
FIDE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
2024 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.
Winner of the Candidates Tournament 2024
FIDE CANDIDATES TOURNAMENT
April 2024. Toronto, Canada
The winner of this 8-player double round-robin (all-play-all twice) becomes the Challenger for the chess crown. In case of a tie for first place after 14 rounds, the playoff determines the winner.
2023 Match Runner-up
2023 World Cup 1st
2023 World Cup 2nd
2023 World Cup 3rd
2023 Grand Swiss 1st
2023 Grand Swiss 2nd
Best by Rating
2023 FIDE Circuit Winner
1 January – 31 December, 2023
One player who would achieve the highest results during 2023 in eligible tournaments. The final score is calculated as the sum of the player’s five highest scores.
Eligible tournaments are FIDE-rated individual tournaments which meet the following criteria:
- Finish in the 2023 calendar year
- At least 8 players
- At least 7 rounds
- The 8 highest-rated players have an average standard rating of 2550 at the start of the tournament (TAR)
- The Chief Arbiter is an International Arbiter
- Recommended FPL Fair Play procedures are applied
- Players represent at least 3 national federations
- Not more than 50% of either the 20 highest-rated players or all players, if there are fewer than 20 players, shall represent one federation.
For National Championships, the last two criteria are waived.
The following non-standard play tournaments are included:
- World Rapid Championship
- World Blitz Championship
- Continental Rapid and Blitz Championships
- Other Rapid & Blitz tournaments that meet the above criteria and have an average standard rating of top 8 players 2700 or higher
- 10 points
- 8 points
- 7 points
- 6 points
- 5 points
- 4 points
- 3 points
- 2 points
You can find the list of eligible tournaments on our FIDE Circuit 2023 page under the tab "Eligible Tournaments"
2023 FIDE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
7 April – 1 May, 2023
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 Magnus Carlsen 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.
Standings will be updated during the match
FIDE WORLD CUP
29 July – 26 August, 2023
206 players. Knockout.
System of play: Each match consists of two classical games (one game per day) with the time control of 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. If tied, a tiebreak follows on the third day: two 25m+10s rapid games, if still tied, then two 10m+10s games, if still tied, then two 5m+3s games, if still tied, then a 3m+2s game shall decide the winner (in case of a draw, another game is played until there is a winner).
Winner: Magnus Carlsen
Runner up: R Praggnanandhaa
Third place: Fabiano Caruana
Fourth place*: Nijat Abasov
*Fourth place qualifies to the FIDE Candidates in case one of the three frontrunners declines to play.
FIDE GRAND SWISS
Douglas, Isle of Man
23 October – 5 November, 2023
114 players. Swiss system, 11 rounds.
The time control: 100 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for the next 20 moves, followed by 15 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.
Standings will be updated during the tournament