Today in Chess: 2024 FIDE Candidates

The 2024 FIDE Candidates will determine the next challenger who will face FIDE World Champion Ding Liren in the 2024 World Championship match. Taking place in Toronto, Canada, from April 3-22, the tournament will feature eight of the world’s best players as they face off in a double round-robin format. In addition to the first prize qualification, the candidates will also be fighting for a total prize fund of €500,000. The Saint Louis Chess Club will be providing daily coverage of each round, starting with Round 1 on April 4th. The 2024 Today in Chess broadcast will feature the American grandmaster contenders Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura and their race for the win.

The rounds will be broadcast live daily with Grandmasters Yasser Seirawan, Evegeny Miroshnichenko and International Master Nazi Paikidze.

At A Glance
Dates April 4 - 22, 2024
Location Toronto, Canada
Format 8-Player Double Round-Robin
Time Control G/120 (first 40 moves), then 30+30
Prize Fund €500,000
 

The 2024 FIDE Candidates boasts a grand prize fund of €500,000!

Date Event Game Start Time (CT)
Thursday, April 4 Round 1 1:30 PM
Friday, April 5 Round 2 1:30 PM
Saturday, April 6 Round 3 1:30 PM
Sunday, April 7 Round 4 1:30 PM
Monday, April 8 Rest Day --
Tuesday, April 9 Round 5 1:30 PM
Wednesday, April 10 Round 6 1:30 PM
Thursday, April 11 Round 7 1:30 PM
Friday, April 12 Rest Day --
Saturday, April 13 Round 8 1:30 PM
Sunday, April 14 Round 9 1:30 PM
Monday, April 15 Round 10 1:30 PM
Tuesday, April 16 Rest Day --
Wednesday, April 17 Round 11 1:30 PM
Thursday, April 18 Round 12 1:30 PM
Friday, April 19 Rest Day --
Saturday, April 20 Round 13 1:30 PM
Sunday, April 21 Round 14 1:30 PM
Monday, April 22 Tie-breaks & Closing Ceremony 1:30 PM