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Chennai Grand Masters 2023: Gukesh Wins, Arjun Becomes Runner-Up

Utkarsh Classes 22-12-2023
Chennai Grand Masters 2023: Gukesh Wins, Arjun Becomes Runner-Up Sport 4 min read

Indian chess player Dommaraju Gukesh won the Chennai Grand Masters 2023 tournament. Gukesh won the title in this tournament by holding compatriot Pantala Harikrishna to a draw on 21 December 2023. Whereas, Arjun Erigaisi secured the second position in this tournament. Both Arjun and Gukesh finished the tournament with 4.5 points out of 7.

  • Gukesh won the tournament on tie-break. Pantala Harikrishna stood third with 4 points. Thus achieving all the top positions in the Chennai Grand Masters tournament.
  • Ranking of other players in the competition:
    • Pavel Eljanov of Ukraine, fourth
    • Levan Aronian of the USA, fifth
    • Parham Maghsoudlou of Iran, sixth
    • Hungary's Sanon, Seventh 
    • Serbia's Aleksandar Predke, eighth
  • With this win, Gukesh has taken the lead in the FIDE circuit. If he maintains the lead till January 1, 2024, he will be able to qualify for the Candidates Tournament 2024.
  • Before this, R. Praggnanandhaa had qualified for the Candidates Tournament 2024 by finishing second in the FIDE World Cup 2023 held in Baku, Azerbaijan this year.
  • Vidit Gujarati also secured the Candidates Tournament 2024 place this year by winning the FIDE Grand Swiss 2023 held in the Isle of Man (UK) on 5 November 2023.

Candidates Tournament 2024:

  • This is an eight-player chess tournament. It is held mainly to qualify for the next World Chess Championship.
  • The next World Chess Championship is scheduled to be held in Toronto, Canada, from 2 to 25 April 2024.

International Chess Federation (FIDE):

  • The International Chess Federation was established on July 20, 1924.
  • The International Chess Federation (FIDE) has its headquarters situated in Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Currently, it includes about 199 member countries.
  • FIDE is the governing body of the chess game. It regulates all international chess competitions.
  • FIDE is a non-governmental organisation. FIDE organises the World Chess Championship.
  • The International Chess Federation was recognised as a global sports organisation by the International Olympic Committee in 1999.

FIDE World Championship Match:

  • The World Championship match consists of 14 games. The match is won by the player who scores 7.5 points or more, and no additional games are played thereafter.
  • If the score is tied after 14 games, the winner is decided by tie-break.

Major chess players of the world:

  • Magnus Carlsen (Norway): He is the world's top-ranked chess player.
  • Fabiano Caruana (United States)
  • Hikaru Nakamura (United States)
  • Ding Liren (China): Current World Chess Champion
  • Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia)
  • Alireza Firoza (France)
  • Anish Giri (Netherlands)
  • Wesley So (United States)
  • Sergey Karjakin (Russia)
  • Vishwanathan Anand (India)

FAQ

Answer:- Dommaraju Gukesh

Answer:- Arjun Erigaisi got second place in this tournament.

Answer:- It is going to be held in Toronto, Canada.
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