Women’s Candidates Tournament, Pool A

Women’s Candidates Tournament, Pool A, Monaco

October 24 — November 6 2022

The glamorous Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo will host the Pool A of the Women’s Candidates tournament, organized by the Monaco Chess Federation, from October 24 to November 6.

This bracket will see the clash between Humpy Koneru and Anna Muzychuk (first Quarter-Final), and Lei Tingjie and Mariya Muzychuk in the second Quarter-Final. Under the new knock-out format, players in each of the two brackets or «pools» will play a four-game match (plus tie-breaks, if needed) in order to advance to the next stage, with the final match being played over the distance of six games.

2022 FIDE Women Candidates — POOL A | ROUND 1 — GAME 1 |

Commentators: IM/WGM Almira Skripchenko and GM Igor-Alexandre Nataf.

The prize fund for this pool is €70,000, while another €110,000 will be at stake in the Women’s Candidates Final, raising the total to a record-breaking amount of €250,000.