The Candidates are ready - First impressions from Toronto!

by Sagar Shah
4/3/2024 – The wait is over. We are one day away from kick-off at the Candidates Tournaments in Toronto, and the ChessBase India team is already on-site, producing video content for all of us to enjoy. Sagar Shah and co. have met a number of chess personalities already, including Levy Rozman (a.k.a. Gotham Chess) and Vidit Gujrathi, one of the participants in the open section. Check it out!

ChessBase 17 - Mega package - Edition 2024 ChessBase 17 - Mega package - Edition 2024

It is the program of choice for anyone who loves the game and wants to know more about it. Start your personal success story with ChessBase and enjoy the game even more.


Two Candidates Tournaments side by side

The FIDE Candidates Tournament 2024 is set to take place in Toronto, Canada, on April 3-23. This event marks a historic occasion as it is the first time the Candidates Tournament will be held in North America (as a round-robin). Another first for the 2024 edition: the Candidates and the Women’s Candidates are organized together under one roof on the same dates.

Eight players in each category have gone through the excruciating qualification process to earn a chance at becoming a challenger for the World Championship title and facing Ding Liren (open) and Ju Wenjun (women’s) at the end of this year.

The lineups pique curiosity as several young talents enter the late stages of the World Championship cycle for the first time.

More information

The ChessBase India team made it to Toronto!

Reaching Canada (ft. Vidit Gujrathi)

Settling down and checking the official hotel

Levy eats Dosa and Nijat Abasov’s secret second

The drawing of lots

Walking with Levy Rozman (a.k.a. Gotham Chess)

Improve your pieces - a winning system you need to know

In this course, we will learn how to identify passively placed pieces in any given situation and how to improve their health by bringing them into active squares.


Sagar is an International Master from India with two GM norms. He loves to cover chess tournaments, as that helps him understand and improve at the game he loves so much. He is the co-founder and CEO of ChessBase India, the biggest chess news portal in the country. His YouTube channel has over a million subscribers, and to date close to a billion views. ChessBase India is the sole distributor of ChessBase products in India and seven adjoining countries, where the software is available at a 60% discount. compared to International prices.
Discussion and Feedback Submit your feedback to the editors