World Chess Championship 2023


July 5, 2022

The 2023 World Chess Championship will take place in early 2023, and will pit the Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, reigning world champion, against the winner of the Candidates Tournament which will take place during the summer of 2022. The International Chess Federation has organized the World Championship in its current form since 2006

Candidates Tournament (Summer 2022)

Selection of candidates

The challenger will be the winner of the Candidates Tournament. The candidates for the world championship are: On March 21, 2022, Sergei Kariakin - initially qualified as a finalist for the Chess World Cup 2021 - was suspended by the FIDE Ethics Committee from all competitions counting for the ranking for 6 months due to his statements about Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Subject to appeal, he is replaced by the player with the highest Elo in the FIDE classic ranking of May 2022 and having played at least 30 classic games classified between June 2021 and May 2022.

Organizing the Candidates Tournament

The Candidates Tournament is a two-round tournament between eight players (14 rounds). It is organized from June 16 to July 5 at the Palacio de Santoña (es) in Madrid with four rest days that take place after three days of competition.

Table of results

The first player has the white pieces. 1–0 indicates a white victory, ½–½ a draw between the two players, and 0–1 a black victory.

The world championship between Magnus Carlsen and the challenger



Long Game Results

Carlsen considers not defending his title

During an interview given on Tuesday December 14, 2021, Magnus Carlsen said: "It has been clear to me for most of the year that this [2021] World Championship should be the last, it does not mean as much anymore. for me than before. For those who expect to see me compete in the next World Championship, the probability that they will be disappointed is very high. It is important that I specify that I intend to continue playing chess because it brings me a lot of joy. But the World Championship was not a source of pleasure, (...) If anyone other than Firouzja won the Candidates Tournament, it would be unlikely that I would defend my title in the next World Championship match. world. » If Magnus Carlsen forfeits the challenger, then the World Championship match should be between the winner and the player who came second in the Candidates Tournament.

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