Today in Chess: 2020 FIDE Candidates
Today in Chess brings you all the excitement from the FIDE Candidates Tournament. The Candidates is an eight player double round-robin tournament being held in Yekaterinburg, Russia under the auspices of the International Chess Federation (FIDE). The winner of the tournament becomes the challenger in facing World Champion Magnus Carlsen for the world title. Who will come out on top and challenge Magnus Carlsen? Tune in daily to hear Grandmasters Yasser Seirawan, Alejandro Ramirez and Maurice Ashley call all the action online.
|Dates||March 16 - 25, 2020 | April 19 - 28, 2021|
|Format||8-Player Double Round Robin|
|Date||Round Time*||Live Coverage Begins*||Event|
|Monday, April 19||6:00 AM||8:00 AM||Round 8|
|Tuesday, April 20
||8:00 AM||Round 9|
|Wednesday, April 21
||8:00 AM||Round 10|
|Thursday, April 22||Rest Day|
|Friday, April 23||6:00 AM||8:00 AM||Round 11|
|Saturday, April 24||6:00 AM||8:00 AM||Round 12|
|Sunday, April 25||Rest Day|
|Monday, April 26||6:00 AM||8:00 AM||Round 13|
|Tuesday, April 27||6:00 AM||8:00 AM||Round 14|
|Wednesday, April 28||6:00 AM||8:00 AM||Tie-breaks (if required)|
* All times listed are Central Time (CT).
The first half of the tournament was played in Yekaterinburg, Russia, from 17 March to 25 March 2020. It was suspended at the halfway point due to the COVID-19 pandemic when the Russian government announced the closure of air traffic with other countries, amid a rapidly escalating coronavirus pandemic.