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Candidates Chess Tournament 2024

Candidates Chess Tournament 2024:

India’s 17-year-old Grandmaster D Gukesh recently made history by winning the Candidates Chess Tournament in Toronto to become the youngest ever challenger to the world title.

  • Candidates Chess Tournament is the final event in the World Championship cycle before the World Championship match itself.
  • The International Chess Federation (FIDE) has organized the World Championship cycle since 1948 and the Candidates Tournament since 1950.
  • Since 2013, the Candidates Tournament has occurred every two years. The number of players in the tournament varied over the years, between eight and fifteen players. Currently, it is an eight-player, double round-robin event (that is all-play-all with both colours).
  • It is the second most important tournament in the World Championship cycle, as the winner of the Candidates Tournament plays the reigning world champion in the championship match.
  • Multiple tournaments are part of the World Championship cycle, but the real point of all of them is to qualify for the Candidates Tournament.