1.1 The International Chess Federation (FIDE) will hold the Candidates and Women’s Candidates Tournaments together in April 2024. The Regulations for both events shall be approved by 1 July 2023.
1.2 The basic provisions are the following:
a) Number of participants in each event – 8
b) Total duration – up to 22 days
c) Recommended combined prize fund for the two tournaments – 750,000 (seven hundred and fifty thousand) Euros
d) The Organiser shall respect the rights of the FIDE sponsors and partners, including for the video and games broadcast.
FIDE Candidates 2022
FIDE Women’s Candidates 2019
1.3 FIDE is opening a bidding procedure to invite any federation member of FIDE or any organiser approved by their national federation to host the event.
1.4 The Bidding Form shall be filled in by an Applicant. A signed copy shall be submitted by e-mail messages to the FIDE Secretariat to firstname.lastname@example.org from 25 January to 28 February 2023 by 23:59 Lausanne time (FIDE retains the right to extend this deadline). All the documents shall be submitted in English. Additional documents may be requested by the FIDE General Strategy Commission (GSC) for further evaluation.
1.5 The Bid Evaluation Report shall be presented by GSC for approval by the FIDE Council.
1.6 Once the Organiser is granted the right to organise the event, a relevant announcement shall be made on the FIDE website. A FIDE Technical Delegate (FIDE TD) may be appointed at the same time to supervise the event on behalf of FIDE in consultation with GSC.