Norway’s Magnus Carlsen
World Chess Champion
Born: November 30, 1990 in Tønsberg, Norway
#1 Rated Chess Player in the World
31 Years Old
The players in rank order based on June 2022 World Chess Federation (FIDE) Ratings:
1 GM Ding Liren, China, rated 2806 (2nd in world)
2 GM Firouzja, Alireza, France, rated 2804 (3rd in world)
3 GM Caruana, Fabiano, USA, rated 2783 (4th in world)
4 GM Nepomniachtchi, Ian, Russia, rated 2766 (7th in world)
5 GM Rapport, Richard, Hungary, rated 2764 (2776 (8th in world)
6 GM Nakamura, Hikaru, USA, rated 2760 (11th in world)
7 GM Radjabov, Teimour, Azerbaijan, rated 2753 (13th in world)
8. GM Duda, Jan–Krzysztof, Poland, rated 2750 (16th in world)
9. GM Karjakin Sergey, Russia , rated 2765. (17th in world)***
*** FIDE sanctioned Sergey Karjakin for his support of Russia’s invasion into Ukraine.
The 2022 Candidates Tournament
The 14-round tournament will take place in Madrid, Spain at the luxurious Palacio Santona, home of the Madrid Chamber of Commerce.
An 8-player double round-robin will determine who challenges Magnus Carlsen for the World Championship match later in 2022 at a time and place to be determined.
China’s Ding Liren
Born: October 24, 1992 in Wenzhou, China
#2 Rated Chess Player in the World
29 Years Old
France’s Alireza Firouzja
Born: June 18, 2003 in Babol, Iran
#3 Rated Chess Player in the World
18 Years Old
USA’s Fabiano Caruano
Born: July 30, 1992 in Miami, Florida
#4 Rated Chess Player in the World
29 Years Old
Russia’s Ian Nepomniachtchi
Born: July 14, 1990 in Bryansk, Russia
#7 Rated Chess Player in the World
31 Years Old
Hungary’s Richard Rapport
Born: March 25, 1996 in Szombathely, Hungary
#8 Rated Chess Player in the World
26 Years Old
USA’s Hikaru Nakamura
Born: December 9, 1987 in Hirakata, Osaka, Japan
#11 Rated Chess Player in the World
34 Years Old
Azerbaijan’s Teimour Radjabov
Born: March 12, 1987 in Baku, Azerbaijan
#13 Rated Chess Player in the World
35 Years Old
Poland’s Jan–Krzysztof Duda
Born: April 26, 1998 in Wieliczka, Poland
#16 Rated Chess Player in the World
24 Years Old
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