2023 FIDE Women’s Candidates Final: Schedule, TV, Live Stream, and Prize Distribution

The final stage of widely popular international women’s chess championship challenger tournament is ready to set off in Chongqing this Wednesday. Read the article to learn latest information related to the ongoing 2023 FIDE Women’s Candidates Final.


The Women’s Candidates Tournament is an eight-player based international women’s chess tournament. This popular event works as a qualification event for the Women’s World Chess Championship.

The chess event is held in two stages – first stage and final stage. Eight professional chess players from four countries qualify through various method in the event. Then the tournament is played through playoff format.

This year’s event is officially titled as “FIDE Women’s Candidates Final 2023.” First stage of the event has already concluded within December 11. Both the Chinese perticipants, Lei Tingjie and Tan Zhongyi qualified for the final this year.

Now the Chinese professionals are scheduled to face against each other in a best of 6 game. The games will be played over the span of ten days. Winner of the final will be taking on the defending Women’s World Chess Champion, Ju Wenjun.

For more details on schedule, live stream, and venue, check out the article below.

2023 FIDE Women’s Candidates Final Schedule:

  • Start Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2023
  • End Date: Thursday, April 6, 2023
  • Time: 03:00 a.m. ET

The latest iteration of FIDE Women’s Candidates Final just launched with a drawing ceremony on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Both finalists alongside some major key personals of FIDE such as current president Arkady Dvorkovic, vice president Xie Jun were present at the event.

Participants are scheduled to face against one another with the first game of best-of-6 Final at 03:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. Their games will stretch till the following Tuesday, April 4, 2023. The event will officially conclude with a closing ceremony on next day April 5, 2023.

How to Watch 2023 FIDE Women’s Candidates Final?

At the time, FIDE has yet to disclose any broadcast partnership with any television network. So, it is very unlikely that the event will be televised live on any TV channel in any location.

How to Live Stream the event?

  • Official FIDE YouTube Channel

International Chess Federation’s official YouTube channel “FIDE chess” will provide live stream of all best of 6 games from the upcoming 2023 FIDE Women’s Candidates Final. Fans from any international location will be able to watch the games through the YouTube channel live for free without any additional hassle.

Where will the event be held?

  • Venue: Wyndham Chongqing Yuelai
  • Location: Chongqing, China

Upcoming final of FIDE’s popular annual Women’s Candidates will be played at the Wyndham Chongqing Yuelai Royal Grand Plaza. It is China’s one of the largest hotel and event hosting venue that is located near Yuelai Binjiang Avenue in Chongqing, China.

2023 FIDE Women’s Candidates Final Prize Distribution:

2023 edition of the Women’s Candidate featured a prize pool of €250,000. The final event will be organized with €110,000 at stake. Below is the official prize distribution chart of 2023 FIDE Women’s Candidate Final –

Placement Prize Money
Winner €60,000
Runner-up €50,000
Semi-finalists €30,000
Quarter-finalists €20,000


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