Singapore Edges Out Delhi, Chennai, Will Host World Chess Championship Featuring Gukesh

Singapore has been chosen as the host for the 2024 World Chess Championship. The championship will see the participation of the defending champion, Ding Liren from China, and the challenger, India’s Gukesh D.

What Happened: The Singapore Chess Federation, with the backing of the Singapore government, has won the bid to host the esteemed FIDE World Championship Match 2024, as per a FIDE announcement. The championship, which is slated to take place between November 20 and December 15, 2024, saw competitive bids from New Delhi, Chennai, and Singapore.

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Following a comprehensive review of the bids and an inspection of the potential host cities, FIDE chose Singapore for its venues, amenities, event programs, and opportunities. This selection marks a first in FIDE history, with Singapore hosting a World Championship match.

FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich expressed his pleasure at Singapore’s selection, lauding the city-state as a global tourist and business hub, as well as a thriving chess center. The exact location within Singapore for the championship will be announced at a later date. The championship carries a whopping prize fund of $2.5 million (around ₹20.7 crore).

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