How much did Gukesh Dommaraju (D) win in prize money as winner of 2024 FIDE Candidates Tournament and what is his net worth

How much did Gukesh Dommaraju (D) win in prize money as winner of 2024 FIDE Candidates Tournament and what is his net worth

As Indian chess prodigy Dommaraju (D) Gukesh becomes the youngest-ever winner of the prestigious 2024 FIDE Candidates Tournament, find out his total prize money earnings and net worth

Gukesh managed to beat the record of becoming the youngest-ever winner previously set by the legendary Garry Kasparov in 1984.

How much did Gukesh Dommaraju (D) win in prize money as winner of 2024 FIDE Candidates Chess Tournament and what is his net worth

Aside from winning the prize money for being the champion, Gukesh won other incentives as well, find out everything below.

2024 FIDE Candidates Tournament prize money breakdown

Notably, the tournament featured a prize money worth 48,000 euros (approximately ₹42,68,870) for the champion. Moreover, players received an additional 3,500 euros (approximately ₹3,11,305) for every half-point that they scored.

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Dommaraju Gukesh total prize money earnings

Following his triumphant win, Gukesh won a champion prize money worth 48,000 euros. Moreover, he won the competition with a total of 9 points. As such, alongside the winning prize money, he received an additional 63,000 euros (18 times 3500 euros) for his performances. This means that his total prize money winnings come up to 111,000 euros or about ₹98,69,742 from winning the tournament. Gukesh has a net worth of $500,000-1 million.

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Dommaraju Gukesh wins the 2024 FIDE Candidates Tournament

Upcoming Indian chess prodigy Dommaraju Gukesh has won the prestigious 2024 FIDE Candidates Tournament held from April 3-22, 2024. At just 17 years old, Gukesh became the youngest winner of the FIDE Candidates Tournament on April 22. Gukesh won the prestigious title after three weeks and 14 rounds of intense play against some of the best players.

He managed to hold American Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura in the final round, earning nine points in the process. The 2024 Candidates Tournament is an annual eight-player chess tournament, which determines the challenger for the subsequent World Chess Championship. Notably, the tournament took place at The Great Hall in Toronto, Canada, alongside the Women’s Candidates Tournament. Just like other years, this year’s competition also followed a double round-robin format.

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Gukesh, who hails from Chennai, is just the second Indian player to win the prestigious competition after Indian chess icon Viswanathan Anand. Following his remarkable win, he will now face off against China’s Ding Liren at the 2024 World Chess Championship later this year. Interestingly, Ding Liren is also the defending champion of the FIDE Candidates Tournament.

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