FIDE World Chess Championship postponed to 2021


The FIDE World Chess Championship which was scheduled to begin in December 20, 2020 in Dubai has been postponed to 2021. The two options on the table are either Spring of 2021 or the Autumn of 2021. The second half of the Candidates Tournament will take place before the end of this year according to FIDE Director General Emil Sutovsky.

They are looking out for another venue besides Yekaterinburg, Russia where the first half took place. The Candidates Tournament which will select the opponent for reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen was paused halfway due to the rapid spread of the virus and lockdowns announced by various countries. The 2021 World Chess Championship will be played between Magnus Carlsen and the winner of the Candidates Tournament.



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