The FIDE World Championship 2023 is due to take place in Astana, Kazakhstan, from April 7th to May 1st.
A new World Champion will be crowned, as Ian Nepomniachtchi and Ding Liren will battle to seize the throne left vacant by Magnus Carlsen’s withdrawal.
The challengers Ian Nepomniachtchi and Ding Liren qualified as the winner and runner-up in the Candidates Tournament 2022. Nepomniachtchi had previously challenged world champion Carlsen in World Chess Championship 2021.
Pandian, Maria Helen
- Round 1
- Round 2
- Round 3
- Round 4
- Round 5
- Round 6
- Round 7
- Round 8
- Round 9
- Round 10
- Round 11
- Round 12
- Round 13
- Round 14
- Round 15
- Round 16
- Round 17
- Round 18
Is it rated?
Yes, this tournament is FIDE Rated and will affect your FIDE Rating.
How are scores calculated?
A win has a base score of 2 points, a draw 1 point, and a loss is worth no points. If you win two games consecutively you will start a double point streak, represented by a flame icon. The following games will continue to be worth double points until you fail to win a game. That is, a win will be worth 4 points, a draw 2 points, and a loss will still not award any points.
For example, two wins followed by a draw will be worth 6 points: 2 + 2 + (2 x 1)
How is the winner decided?
The player(s) with the most points at the conclusion of the tournament's set time limit will be announced winner(s).
When two players have the same number of points, the tournament performance is the tie break.
How does the pairing work?
At the beginning of the tournament, players are paired based on their rating.
As soon as you finish a game, return to the tournament lobby: you will then be paired with a player close to your ranking. This ensures minimum wait time, however you may not face all other players in the tournament.
Play fast and return to the lobby to play more games and win more points.
How does it end?
The tournament has a countdown clock. When it reaches zero, the tournament rankings are frozen, and the winner is announced. Games in progress must be finished, however they don't count for the tournament.