BEWARE OF FAKE INSTITUTES WITH SIMILAR NAMES. blank    blank
banner

Candidates Chess Tournament



  Apr 10, 2024

Candidates Chess Tournament



What is the Candidates Chess Tournament?

The Candidates Chess Tournament is one of the most prestigious events in the chess calendar, serving as the final qualifying tournament for the World Chess Championship. The top chess players compete in this event to earn the right to challenge the reigning World Champion in a match for the title.

Who are the reigning World Chess Champions?

As of the latest tournament, the reigning World Chess Champions are Ding Liren for the men's category and Ju Wenjun for the women's category.

How many players compete in the Candidates Tournament?

The tournament typically features eight players in each section (open and women's), making a total of 16 contestants. These players qualify based on several criteria, including world rankings, performances in previous tournaments, and wild card entries.

How are India's players performing in the Candidates Tournament?

India has a strong representation with five out of the 16 contestants being Indian, including three in the open section (R. Praggnanandhaa, D. Gukesh, and Vidit Gujrathi) and two in the women's section (Koneru Humpy and R. Vaishali). This significant participation underlines India's growing stature in international chess.

Have any Indians won the Candidates Tournament before?

Viswanathan Anand is the only Indian who has previously played and won in the Candidates Tournament, going on to become the World Chess Champion five times. Anand remains an inspirational figure in Indian and global chess.

Who are the favorites to win the Candidates Tournament?

While the Indian players are highly talented, the favorites in the open section are Americans Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura, along with Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi, who has won the last two editions. The women's tournament is more open, with Koneru Humpy among the main contenders.

What does it mean for a player to win the Candidates Tournament?

Winning the Candidates Tournament grants a player the opportunity to challenge the current World Chess Champion in a match for the world title. It's a chance to etch their name in history as a chess champion.

How can fans follow the Candidates Chess Tournament?

Chess fans can follow the Candidates Tournament through live broadcasts on various chess websites, streaming platforms, and sports channels that offer detailed coverage and commentary. Updates and analysis are also available through chess federations and sports news websites.



SRIRAM's




 


Share:
 

Get a call back

Fill the below form to get free counselling for UPSC Civil Services exam preparation

 
UPSC DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS

 
RBI FINANCIAL INCLUSION (FI) INDEX
 
Stagflation: Causes, Effects, and Economic Impact
 
Inflation Expectations in India:Simplifier
 
Opportunity Costs and Trade-offs:Simplifier
 
DIGITIZING INDIA’S HISTORICAL RECORDS: FAQs
 
GOVERNOR IMMUNITY Under Art.361
 
India's digital public infrastructure:Macroeconomic View
 
INVESTMENT-LED VS CONSUMPTION-LED GROWTH IN INDIA TODAY
 
Global IT outage:Blue Screen of Death
 
Natural rate of interest in an economy
 
CREDIT GROWTH OUTPACING DEPOSIT GROWTH IN BANKS
 
Enemy Property in India
 
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC):Indian Constitution
 
DEFLATION AND DISINFLATION :SIMPLIFIER
 
LORENZ CURVE AND GINI INDEX