Gukesh wins the 2024 FIDE Candidates

Gukesh D, India

Photo: David Llada

Last year’s runner-up in Tepe Sigeman Chess Tournament, Gukesh D, India, wins the 2024 FIDE Candidates tournament, with a score of 9/14. This means that he will play the current world champion Ding Liren, China, for the world championship title.

At the same time, Tan Zhongyi, China, qualified for the women’s world championship match against this year’s Tepe Sigeman Chess Torunament participant, world champion Wenjun Ju, China. Tan Zhongyi’s score was also 9/14.

GM Stellan Brynell will provide commentary together with GM Fressinet

(Photo by Lars OA Hedlund)

Just like previous years, GM Stellan Brynell will be one of the commentators during the 2024 Tepe Sigeman Chess Tournament, both live at the venue and live at the Internet (check under the Live Games heading on the starting page).

Besides being a very popular chess trainer and commentator, Malmo-based Stellan has frequently coached both the Swedish senior and junior national teams. He has won the Swedish championship twice (in 1991 and 2005), and is himself a 4-time participant in the Tepe Sigeman Chess Tournament.