Candidates Tournament 2022: All You Need To Know!

Candidates Tournament 2022

The Candidates Tournament 2022 is a chess tournament with eight players that will determine the challenger for the World Chess Championship 2023. The competition will take place from June 16 to July 5, 2022, in the Palace of Santona in Madrid, Spain, with the World Championship following in early 2023. It will be a double round-robin event, as it has been for every candidate’s tournament since 2013.

The victor will compete in the World Chess Championship in a match against Magnus Carlsen. If Carlsen decides not to play, the top two finishers will compete for the world title in a match. 

Ian Nepomniachtchi, Teimour Radjabov, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Alireza Firouzja, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Richard Rapport, and Ding Liren are among the eight qualifiers.

Candidates Tournament 2022 Schedule

Below we have embedded the detailed schedule of the 2022 Candidates Tournament that you can see:

DateEventLos AngelesNew YorkLondonMadridMoscowNew DelhiBeijing
June 18Round 26:009:0014:0015:0016:0018:3021:00
June 19Round 36:009:0014:0015:0016:0018:3021:00
June 20Rest day
June 21Round 46:009:0014:0015:0016:0018:3021:00
June 22Round 56:009:0014:0015:0016:0018:3021:00
June 23Round 66:009:0014:0015:0016:0018:3021:00
June 24Rest day
June 25Round 76:009:0014:0015:0016:0018:3021:00
June 26Round 86:009:0014:0015:0016:0018:3021:00
June 27Round 96:009:0014:0015:0016:0018:3021:00
June 28Rest day
June 29Round 106:009:0014:0015:0016:0018:3021:00
June 30Round 116:009:0014:0015:0016:0018:3021:00
July 1Round 126:009:0014:0015:0016:0018:3021:00
July 2Rest day
July 3Round 136:009:0014:0015:0016:0018:3021:00
July 4Round 146:009:0014:0015:0016:0018:3021:00
July 5Tiebreaks6:009:0014:0015:0016:0018:3021:00

Candidates Tournament 2022 Pairings & Results

The anticipated pairings for the 2022 Candidates Tournament are listed below. The following pairings are subject to confirmation once FIDE releases the official pairings list:

Round 117.06.2215:00 CESTRound 826.06.2215:00 CEST
Duda½-½RapportRapportDuda
Ding0-1NepomniachtchiNepomniachtchiDing
Caruana1-0NakamuraNakamuraCaruana
Radjabov½-½FirouzjaFirouzjaRadjabov
Round 218.06.2215:00 CESTRound 927.06.2215:00 CEST
RapportFirouzjaFirouzjaRapport
NakamuraRadjabovRadjabovNakamura
NepomniachtchiCaruanaCaruanaNepomniachtchi
DudaDingDingDuda
Round 319.06.2215:00 CESTRound 1029.06.2215:00 CEST
DingRapportRapportDing
CaruanaDudaDudaCaruana
RadjabovNepomniachtchiNepomniachtchiRadjabov
FirouzjaNakamuraNakamuraFirouzja
Round 421.06.2215:00 CESTRound 1130.06.2215:00 CEST
RapportNakamuraNakamuraRapport
NepomniachtchiFirouzjaFirouzjaNepomniachtchi
DudaRadjabovRadjabovDuda
DingCaruanaCaruanaDing
Round 522.06.2215:00 CESTRound 1201.07.2215:00 CEST
CaruanaRapportRapportCaruana
RadjabovDingDingRadjabov
FirouzjaDudaDudaFirouzja
NakamuraNepomniachtchiNepomniachtchiNakamura
Round 623.06.2215:00 CESTRound 1303.07.2215:00 CEST
RadjabovRapportNepomniachtchiRapport
FirouzjaCaruanaNakamuraDuda
NakamuraDingFirouzjaDing
NepomniachtchiDudaRadjabovCaruana
Round 725.06.2215:00 CESTRound 1404.07.2215:00 CEST
RapportNepomniachtchiRapportRadjabov
DudaNakamuraCaruanaFirouzja
DingFirouzjaDingNakamura
CaruanaRadjabovDudaNepomniachtchi

How To Watch FIDE Candidates Tournament 2022

Follow the games on our dedicated events page, which includes a search engine, an analysis tool, a winner prediction mechanism, and more. On chess.com/TV, watch GMs Daniel Naroditsky, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Robert Hess, IM Danny Rensch, IM Almira Skripchenko, and WGM Dina Belenkaya commentate on the year’s most important event.

You may also watch the event on our Twitch channel, or go to YouTube.com/ChesscomLive to see all of Chess.com’s live broadcasts.

You won’t miss a single detail of the action because Chess.com is supporting the event and has exclusive rights to the playing hall footage on Twitch!

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