Vidit Gujrathi vs Nijat Abasov, FIDE Chess Candidates 2024: Round 13 match highlights

FIDE Candidates 2024: India’s Vidit Gujrathi drew with Azerbaijan’s Nijat Abasov in the 13th round. 

Updated : Apr 21, 2024 06:45 IST , CHENNAI - 2 MINS READ

India’s Vidit Gujrathi drew with Azerbaijan’s Nijat Abasov in the 13th round. 
India’s Vidit Gujrathi drew with Azerbaijan’s Nijat Abasov in the 13th round.  | Photo Credit: Sportstar
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India’s Vidit Gujrathi drew with Azerbaijan’s Nijat Abasov in the 13th round.  | Photo Credit: Sportstar

India’s Vidit Gujrathi played out a draw with Azerbaijan’s Nijat Abasov in the 13th round of the FIDE Candidates tournament at the Great Hall in Toronto, Canada on Sunday.

Check out the board below to follow all moves from the match

Round 13 Pairings

Open

Ian Nepomniachtchi - Hikaru Nakamura

Praggnanandhaa R - Fabiano Caruana

Vidit Santosh Gujrathi - Nijat Abasov

Gukesh D - Alireza Firouzja

Women’s

Nurgyul Salimova - Kateryna Lagno

Tan Zhongyi - Aleksandra Goryachkina

Humpy Koneru - Anna Muzychuk

Vaishali Rameshbabu - Lei Tingjie

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

Both the Candidates and the Women’s Candidates are a double round-robin tournament with each player playing the rest of the field twice in a total of 14 rounds.

Players get 1 point for a win, ½ point for a draw and 0 points for a loss.

TIME CONTROL

The time control for the open category is 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 30 minutes for the rest of the game, plus a 30-second increment per move starting from move 41.

For the women’s category, it is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 30 minutes for the rest of the game, plus a 30-second increment per move starting from move one.

PRIZE MONEY

The prize money for the open category is €48,000 (INR 43.48 Lakh) for first place, €36,000 for second place, and €24,000 for third place (with players on the same number of points sharing prize money, irrespective of tie-breaks), plus €3,500 per half-point for every player, for a total prize pool of €500,000.

In the women’s candidates, the prize money is half that of the open category, with the winner getting €24,000, €18,000 for second place, and €12,000 for third place.

In addition, €1,750 per half-point for every player, for a total prize pool of €250,000.

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