2024 FIDE Candidates and Women's Candidates Tournaments

Daily coverage


Round 1: One Decisive Result, Many More Fighting Games (coverage by WGM Tatev Abrahamyan)

Round 2: One For the History Books (coverage by WGM Tatev Abrahamyan)

Round 3: If This is a Tame Round, We're In For a Wild Event (coverage by WGM Tatev Abrahamyan)

Round 4: Two Paths to the Same Outcome (coverage by WGM Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova)

Round 5: Standings Shake-Up in Sixth Hour (coverage by IM Robert Shlyakhtenko)

Round 6: Women's Section Takes Center Stage (coverage by IM Robert Shlyakhtenko)

Round 7: Clear Leaders Emerge at Midpoint (coverage by IM Robert Shlyakhtenko)

Round 8: Second Half Kicks Off With a Bang! (coverage by GM Eugene Perelshteyn)

Round 9: Leaders Squeak By in Tense Round (coverage by GM Eugene Perelshteyn)

Round 10: The Americans are Back (coverage by GM Eugene Perelshteyn)

Round 11 (coverage by WGM Katerina Nemcova)

Round 12 (coverage by WGM Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova)

Round 13 (coverage by WGM Katerina Nemcova)

Round 14 (coverage by WGM Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova)


How to Watch

Official Website

Play begins daily at 1:30 p.m. CDT, except on rest days (April 8, 12, 16, 19). The final round is to be played on April 21, with tiebreaks (if necessary) on April 22.  (Schedule | Pairings | Crosstables)

Follow the games live on Chess.com (Open | Women's) and Lichess.org (Open | Women's)

Stream Today in Chess, courtesy of Saint Louis Chess Club, with commentary from GM Yasser Seirawan, GM Evegeny Miroshnichenko, and IM Nazi Paikidze. This broadcast will focus on the games of the two American players (GMs Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura). (YouTube | Twitch)

All games annotated for Chess Life Online (CLO) are available here

Follow on social media with the tag #FIDECandidates 

Catch up on CLO's previous FIDE World Championship cycle coverage (2022 Candidates, 2023 Women's World Championship, 2023 World Championship)