Singapore to Host World Chess Championship 2024: Ding Liren vs. Gukesh Showdown

FIDE World Chess Championship | photo: FIDE

Event Details
Location - Singapore
Date : Nov 29 - Dec 15, 2024
Player Details
Ding Liren - China
Gukesh - India

The 2024 FIDE World Chess Championship match is set to be a thrilling encounter between the reigning World Champion, Ding Liren from China, and his challenger, the young Indian Grandmaster Gukesh Dommaraju. The match will take place in Singapore, from November 20 to December 15, and features a prize fund of $2.5 million USD.

Why Singapore for the World Chess Championship?

Singapore was chosen as the host for the 2024 championship due to its excellent infrastructure, vibrant chess community, and strategic location, making it an ideal venue for such a prestigious event. The city’s rich cultural diversity and world-class facilities will provide an engaging and comfortable environment for both players and fans.

Format and Rules

The world chess championship match typically consists of a series of classical games, each lasting several hours, where players compete for points. The first player to reach a set number of points or wins the match and the title. In the event of a tie, a series of rapid and blitz games may be played to determine the winner.

  • Time Controls: Classical games often have time controls that allow for deep, strategic play, with each player given several hours to make their moves.
  • Tiebreaks: If the match is tied, faster-paced games, such as rapid and blitz, are used to decide the winner, adding a dramatic finish to the competition.

Did you know that Grandmaster Priyadharshan was part of the 44th Chess Olympiad held in Chennai?

You can read more about his reflections on the event in this blog post.

Chess Gaja founder Grandmaster Priyadharshan also served as the national coach for the Brazilian team during the 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai. Learn more about this in another blog post. As the coach and captain, the Chess Gaja founder led the Brazilian team, which started in 28th place and finished 21st on the ranking list. They even managed to upset higher-ranked teams like England (starting rank #10, average rating 2662) and draw with Ukraine (starting rank #8, average rating 2666). The team, consisting of 5 Grandmasters with an average FIDE rating of 2563, delivered remarkable performances.

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