Erigaisi leads FIDE Circuit

by Press release
6/6/2024 – The World Chess Federation has introduced a new qualification route for the Candidates Tournament in the form of the FIDE Circuit. The best player of the Circuit will play in the next Candidates Tournament. Arjun Erigaisi is currently at the top of the list. His victory at the Sharjah Masters allowed him to leapfrog Nodirbek Abdusattorov, who had previously been in the lead.

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FIDE press release

Shakeup in FIDE Circuit 2024 leaderboard as Erigaisi leads

Arjun Erigaisi edged out Nodirbek Abdusattorov from the top position in the FIDE Circuit leaderboard after gaining 5.2 points in the 7th Sharjah Masters. However, it should be noted that the Indian GM collected 57.6 points in five tournaments, whereas Nodirbek's 55.3 points are the sum of just his three results.

The top 10 saw some significant changes as well. Amin Tabatabaei earned 15 points in the Dubai Police Global Chess Challenge – Masters and 7th Sharjah Masters and moved to sixth place, while Parham Maghsoodloo also climbed to seventh place after winning the Aktobe Open - Vladimir Dvorkovich Memorial.

Wei Yi's second place finish in the Superbet Poland Rapid & Blitz (which translates to 10.5 points) secured him eighth place on the leaderboard, while Volodar Murzin made it into the top 10 after finishing second in the 7th Sharjah Masters.

The Superbet Romania Chess Classic featuring, among others, Abdusattorov and Gukesh D, is the most important event in June for the FIDE Circuit 2024 race. We can expect a new leader by the end of the tournament.

We maintain a dedicated page on our website for the FIDE Circuit, offering the latest information on eligible tournaments, the current standings, and regulations: FIDE Circuit 2024.


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