International Chess Federation
Tuesday, 21 Jun 2022 10:45
Intercontinental ChessKid Candidates kicks off on June 21

Starting on June 21, eight young chess players from around the world will be facing off in the first-ever Intercontinental ChessKid Candidates tournament.

The Intercontinental ChessKid Candidates tournament will feature eight ChessKid candidates who made it to this final stage after competing in a series of online qualifiers and semifinals, with over 200 players aged under 12 from 52 countries participating.

ChessKid covers the accommodation of each of the eight qualifiers, as well as their trainers, along with attending the Candidates tournament. All the participants will be playing in the same room and using the same boards and pieces as the adult grandmasters taking part in the FIDE Candidates 2022!

Here are the players that are competing in the event:

  • Sebastian Suarez, Colombia/USA (1454)
  • Artyom Bogdanov, Kazakhstan (1513)
  • Alex  Villa Tornero, Spain (1872)
  • Jaime Rey Martínez, Spain (1929)
  • Miguel Herraiz Ciudad, Spain (1446)
  • Levi Kalani Alexander Fogo Esquivel, Mexico (1532)
  • Jesus Daniel Diaz Guerrero, Mexico (1556)
  • Cristopher Bozhkov Stoyanov, Spain (1287)

The players will be competing in a round-robin tournament that takes place from June 21 to June 23, with a closing ceremony on June 24. The time control is 25 minutes plus a 5-second increment. 

The full schedule:

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