Today in Chess: Candidates

Today in Chess brings you all the excitement from the 2020 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 in December of 2020 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 from our studios in Saint Louis.

At A Glance
Dates March 16 - Postponed
Location Yekaterinburg, Russia
Format 8-Player Double Round Robin
Prize Fund €500,000


Date Round Time* Live Coverage Begins* Event
Monday, March 16   Opening Ceremony
Tuesday, March 17 6:00 AM 8:00 AM Round 1
WednesdayMarch 18 6:00 AM 8:00 AM Round 1
Thursday, March 19 6:00 AM 8:00 AM Round 2
FridayMarch 20

  Rest Day
Saturday, March 21
6:00 AM 8:00 AM Round 4
Sunday, March 22
6:00 AM
8:00 AM Round 5
Monday, March 23
6:00 AM 8:00 AM Round 6
Tuesday, March 24

  Rest Day
WednesdayMarch 25
6:00 AM 8:00 AM Round 7
ThursdayMarch 26
6:00 AM 8:00 AM Round 8
FridayMarch 27
6:00 AM
8:00 AM Round 9
Saturday, March 28

  Rest Day
Sunday, March 29
6:00 AM 8:00 AM Round 10
Monday, March 30 6:00 AM 8:00 AM Round 11
Tuesday, March 31 6:00 AM 8:00 AM Round 12
Wednesday, April 1
  Rest Day
ThursdayApril 2 6:00 AM 8:00 AM Round 13
Friday, April 3 6:00 AM 8:00 AM Round 14
Saturday, April 4  6:00 AM 8:00 AM Playoffs
  Closing Ceremony

* All times listed are Central Standard Time (CST).