FIDE Women's Candidates Tournament

Kosteniuk, Alexandra vs. Lagno, Kateryna

The FIDE Women's Candidates Tournament is an 8-player double round-robin taking place in the Nogai Hotel in Kazan, Russia from May 31 - June 18 2019. The winner will receive €50,000 out of the €200,000 prize fund, but more importantly will play reigning champion Ju Wenjun in the next Women's World Championship match. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. A rapid playoff will only take place if players tied for 1st place are not separated by 1) their head-to-head result, 2) no. of wins and 3) Sonneborn-Berger tiebreaks. Official website: fwct2019.com