Women's Candidates

The 2022 Women's Candidates Tournament was originally supposed to be an 8-player round-robin, but FIDE split the event into two 4-player pools and made it a knockout to avoid a clash between Russian and Ukrainian players. The first event took place in Monaco while the 2nd takes place in Khiva, Uzbekistan. The pools consists of 4-game matches to produce a winner, with the winners of each pool then playing a 6-game match in 2023 to decide who challenges Ju Wenjun for the Women's World Championship title. The time control for the classical games is 90 minutes for all moves plus a 30-second increment from move 1. If a match is tied the players then play four rapid games, with a 15+10 time control. If still tied two 5+3 games are played, and then if still tied single 3+2 games are played until one player wins. The top prize in the event is €60,000 euros. Official website: womenscandidates.fide.com

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