FIDE World Chess Championship: Introductory Press Conference

Press Conference

FIDE: World Chess Championship

Organised by the International Chess Federation (FIDE), the postponed 2020 championship will see the reigning world champion, Magnus Carlsen of Norway, defend his title against the winner of the delayed Candidates Tournament, Russian Grandmaster Ian Nepomniachtchi. The showdown between the game’s finest Grandmasters will take place between 24 November and 16 December 2021 at Dubai Exhibition Centre, with the two players competing for a prize fund of EUR 2 million (AED 9 million).