FIDE Candidates Tournament 2024 chess points table today, schedule, date, time, results, prize money, live stream telecast

FIDE Candidates Tournament 2024 chess points table today, schedule, date, time, results, prize money, live stream telecast

We examine the points table standings, latest results, schedule, draw, fixtures, & streaming details of the 2024 FIDE Candidates Tournament, which run at Toronto’s The Great Hall from 3rd April to 23rd April

The 2024 Candidates Tournament kicked off with an intriguing spectacle as all matches concluded in a deadlock on the opening day. GM Hikaru Nakamura showcased his daring spirit by sacrificing two rooks against GM Fabiano Caruana. In a parallel encounter, GM Alireza Firouzja and GM Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu treated spectators to an enthralling display of imaginative play and counterstrikes, ultimately settling for a draw.

FIDE Candidates Tournament 2024 chess points table today, schedule, date, time, results, prize money, live stream telecast where to watch

Tan Zhongyi took the lead in the Women’s Candidates tournament by defeating her opponent from the 2022-2023 Finals, Lei Tingjie. Meanwhile, GM Vidit Gujrathi astonished onlookers with an unexpected move against GM Gukesh Dommaraju, yet he couldn’t capitalize on the opportunity, resulting in a draw.

Rank Player Score Games Wins Draw
1  Fabiano Caruana (USA) 0.5 1 0 1
2  Nijat Abasov (AZE) 0.5 1 0 1
3  Alireza Firouzja (FRA) 0.5 1 0 1
4  Gukesh D (IND) 0.5 1 0 1
5  Vidit Gujrathi (IND) 0.5 1 0 1
6  R Praggnanandhaa (IND) 0.5 1 0 1
7  Ian Nepomniachtchi (FIDE) 0.5 1 0 1
8  Hikaru Nakamura (USA) 0.5 1 0 1

2024 Candidates Tournament latest results, day 2 schedule, time, venue, draw, & players list

The FIDE Candidates Tournament 2024 will unfold in Toronto, Canada, from April 3 to April 23, 2024. This tournament stands out for its adoption of a double round-robin format, guaranteeing that each competitor will face their seven opponents twice—once with white pieces and once with black. Over the course of three weeks, fourteen rounds will transpire, with four designated rest days interspersed throughout the competition.

Each of the eight participants in the tournament has undergone a rigorous qualification process to earn the opportunity to compete for the challenger title and face off against World Champion Ding Liren, later this year. In addition to competing for the highly sought-after first place, contestants will also compete for a portion of the prize pool, which totals €500,000 in the Candidates Tournament.


Ian Nepomniachtchi seeks to secure his third consecutive victory in the Candidates Tournament, aiming to establish an unprecedented record. However, for young talents such as Praggnanandhaa (18) and Gukesh (17), alongside Vidit and Abasov, both in their late twenties, this event signifies their debut in the Candidates series. Seasoned contenders Caruana and Nakamura undeniably stand out as frontrunners for success.

Candidates Tournament 2024: results and schedule

Round Date Match
Round 1 4th April Fabiano Caruana 0.5-0.5 Hikaru Nakamura
Nijat Abasov 0.5-0.5 Ian Nepomniachtchi
Alireza Firouzja 0.5-0.5 R Praggnanandhaa
Gukesh D 0.5-0.5 Vidit Gujrathi
Round 2 5th April Hikaru Nakamura vs Vidit Gujrathi
R Praggnanandhaa vs Gukesh D
Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Alireza Firouzja
Fabiano Caruana vs Nijat Abasov
Round 3 6th April Nijat Abasov vs Hikaru Nakamura
Alireza Firouzja vs Fabiano Caruana
Gukesh D vs Ian Nepomniachtchi
Vidit Gujrathi vs R Praggnanandhaa
Round 4 7th April Hikaru Nakamura vs R Praggnanandhaa
Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Vidit Gujrathi
Fabiano Caruana vs Gukesh D
Nijat Abasov vs Alireza Firouzja
Round 5 9th April Alireza Firouzja vs Hikaru Nakamura
Gukesh D vs Nijat Abasov
Vidit Gujrathi vs Fabiano Caruana
R Praggnanandhaa vs Ian Nepomniachtchi
Round 6 10th April Gukesh D vs Hikaru Nakamura
Vidit Gujrathi vs Alireza Firouzja
R Praggnanandhaa vs Nijat Abasov
Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Fabiano Caruana
Round 7 11th April Hikaru Nakamura vs Ian Nepomniachtchi
Fabiano Caruana vs R Praggnanandhaa
Nijat Abasov vs Vidit Gujrathi
Alireza Firouzja vs Gukesh D
Round 8 13th April Hikaru Nakamura vs Fabiano Caruana
Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Nijat Abasov
R Praggnanandhaa vs Alireza Firouzja
Vidit Gujrathi vs Gukesh D
Round 9 14th April Vidit Gujrathi vs Hikaru Nakamura
Gukesh D vs R Praggnanandhaa
Alireza Firouzja vs Ian Nepomniachtchi
Nijat Abasov vs Fabiano Caruana
Round 10 15th April Hikaru Nakamura vs Nijat Abasov
Fabiano Caruana vs Alireza Firouzja
Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Gukesh D
R Praggnanandhaa vs Vidit Gujrathi
Round 11 17th April R Praggnanandhaa vs Hikaru Nakamura
Vidit Gujrathi vs Ian Nepomniachtchi
Gukesh D vs Fabiano Caruana
Alireza Firouzja vs Nijat Abasov
Round 12 18th April Hikaru Nakamura vs Alireza Firouzja
Nijat Abasov vs Gukesh D
Fabiano Caruana vs Vidit Gujrathi
Ian Nepomniachtchi vs R Praggnanandhaa
Round 13 20th April Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Hikaru Nakamura
R Praggnanandhaa vs Fabiano Caruana
Vidit Gujrathi vs Nijat Abasov
Gukesh D vs Alireza Firouzja
Round 14 21st April Hikaru Nakamura vs Gukesh D
Alireza Firouzja vs Vidit Gujrathi
Nijat Abasov vs R Praggnanandhaa
Fabiano Caruana vs Ian Nepomniachtchi

2024 Candidates Tournament: prize money distribution


As per FIDE, the victor of the Candidates Tournament 2024 will qualify to challenge Ding Liren in the World Chess Championship 2024. Moreover, the winner of this competition stands to receive a prize of €48,000. Meanwhile, the second-place finisher will be awarded €36,000, and the third-place contender will secure €24,000. Overall, the tournament boasts a prize pool totaling €500,000.

When And Where to Watch: live streaming & telecast


Fans interested in watching can tune into the live stream of all the matches from the Candidates Tournament via the YouTube or Twitch platform. The matches are set to begin daily at 6:30 PM GMT.