World Chess Championship 2023

Players: Ian Nepomniachtchi versus Ding Liren.

Dates: 7 April to 1 May 2023

Place: the city of Astana, in the country of Kazakhstan.

Format: 14 games. If, after 14 games, the match is drawn, then a series of “rapid” games will be used to break the tie.

Time control: 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes for the next 20 moves, and 15 minutes for the remainder of the game — plus an increment of 30 seconds per move beginning at move 61.

Prize fund: €2 million, with 60% for the winer and 40% for the loser.

How to watch: There will be many live broadcasts on YouTube. Also, visit (in their Broadcasts section: ) to watch the game played on a chessboard, in real time. Here you can use the Stockfish app to evaluate the positions.

What about Magnus Carlsen?: Current world champion Magnus Carlsen — who won the title 2013 at age 22 — had decided he would not defend his title this time.