29 June 2022

FIDE Adopts New System for Women's Candidates Tournament 2022-23

It will be held as a knock-out event.

Photo: Chess.com
Photo: Chess.com

The FIDE Council has approved a new set of regulations for the Women's Candidates Tournament, adopting a knock-out system with 8 players to be played between 2022 and 2023. The first two stages of this knock-out will be played as 4-game matches (plus a possible tie-break), with the final being played over the distance of 6 games. The total prize fund will stand at a record 250,000€.


Pool A:

Koneru - A.Muzychuk
Lei Tingjie - M. Muzychuk

Pool B:

Goryachkina - Kosteniuk
Lagno - Tan Zhonqyi

The exact locations and dates for the respective pool will be announced by FIDE in July 2022.

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