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FIDE Candidates Chess Tournament Toronto 2024 schedule, date, tickets, venue and prize money

As preparations for the FIDE Candidates Chess Tournament 2024 get started, check out all the competition details below, including the schedule, host nation, venue, prize money, tickets, and more

The upcoming event will feature Top Grand Masters and International Masters in chess from across the world.

FIDE Candidates Chess Tournament Toronto 2024 schedule, date, tickets, venue, format and prize money

Interestingly, the 2024 edition will introduce a new concept where both the FIDE Men’s and Women’s Candidates will compete concurrently at the same venue within the same time frame.

The upcoming competition will determine the challenger for the World Champion title against World Champion Ding Liren and Women’s World Champion Ju Wenjun.

FIDE Candidates Tournament 2024 venue and schedule

The Great Hall, located in Toronto, Canada, will serve as the venue for the upcoming tournament. Notably, Canada is the first country in North America to host the tournament. The upcoming tournament will take place between April 3 and 23, 2024.

FIDE Candidates Tournament 2024 top participants

Given below are the top participants in the upcoming competition:

  • Ian Nepomniachtchi
  • R Praggnanandhaa
  • Fabiano Caruana
  • Nijat Abasov
  • Magnus Carlsen
  • Vidit Gujrathi
  • Hikaru Nakamura
  • Alireza Firouzja
  • Gukesh D
  • Lei Tingjie
  • Kateryna Lagno
  • Aleksandra Goryachkina
  • Nurgyul Salimova
  • Anna Muzychuk
  • Vaishali R
  • Tan Zhongyi
  • Humpy Koneru

FIDE Candidates Winner prize money breakdown

The tournament will feature a total prize money of €500,000 (INR 4,51,23,000) while the Women’s Candidates Tournament will have a prize money of €250,000 (INR 2,25,60,203).

FIDE Candidates Tournament 2024 format

Both the tournaments will follow a double round-robin format. Each player will compete against their seven opponents twice, once with white pieces and once with black. Over the three weeks of the competition, the players will play 14 rounds of matches. Each player will have four designated rest days each.

FIDE Candidates Tournament 2024 tickets and price

While the prime slot tickets are already all sold out, the FIDE Candidates Tournament still have a general ticket sale. The general ticket sales will start off today on the official website featuring various prices and categories. Given below is the full list of different ticket categories and prices:

Single-day General Admission$49 (Saturdays and Sundays $64)
All-round General Admission package$549
Single-day VIP$169 (Saturdays and Sundays: $199)
VIP Grand Package$1999

FIDE Candidates Tournament 2024 Fan Zone

The competition will also feature a fan zone, with local favourites GMs Eric Hansen and Aman Hambleton serving as hosts. It will also feature GM Viswanathan Anand and GM Irina Krush will serve as commentators.

FIDE Candidates Tournament 2024 opening ceremony details

The opening ceremony of the upcoming tournament will take place on the evening of April 3. Following the opening ceremony, both tournaments will start off on April 4 at 14:30 local time.

FIDE Candidates Tournament 2024 other events

The FIDE and the Local Organising Committee (Canada) are also set to organize other events as part of the competition. Besides the main competition, the LOC will host a chess festival that includes various side events and activities like the Chess Olympiad torch relay, blitz and rapid tournaments, watch parties, chess documentary screenings, lectures, and masterclasses.

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