Gukesh will challenge Liren in the world championship match in Singapore, India did not get the hosting

New Delhi. Singapore will host the 2024 World Championship match between Indian chess star D Gukesh and defending champion Ding Liren of China. FIDE announced this on Monday. This means that Gukesh will not be able to play this match in Delhi or Chennai as both these cities of India lagged behind Singapore. This match with a prize money of two and a half million dollars (about Rs 21 crore) will be held from November 20 to December 15. The Tamil Nadu government and the All India Chess Federation (AICF) had submitted separate bids to the world chess body FIDE.

“The Singapore Chess Federation, with the support of the Singapore Government, has been awarded the hosting rights of the FIDE World Championship 2024,” FIDE said in a release. “After reviewing all the contenders, venues, facilities, schedule and opportunities, the International Chess Federation has selected Singapore,” it added. Seventeen-year-old Gukesh had created history in April by winning the Candidates chess tournament as the youngest ever world challenger.

He had broken the 40-year-old record of the great Garry Kasparov. FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich said, “We are happy that for the first time in the history of FIDE, the world championship match will be held in Singapore. Singapore is one of the most prestigious global tourist and business centers as well as a major center for chess.” He said, “I would also like to thank the other contenders (New Delhi and Chennai). Both cities are famous chess centers with a rich history of hosting chess competitions. We are confident that we will see major chess competitions there in the future.

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