The names of all chess players participating in the 1/64 finals of the FIDE World Chess Cup 2023 in Azerbaijan’s Baku are determined.
The prize fund of the tournament is $ 2.5 million.
Javokhir Sindorov and Nodirbek Yoqubboyev, who took part in the tournament’s first round, won the right to participate in the main game. Shamsiddin Vokhidov lost to Abdulla Gadimbayli from Azerbaijan, while Nilufar Yoqubboyeva to Eva Repková from Slovakia.
On July 1, the International Chess Federation announced the complete list of chess players who will take part in the 1/64 finals of the World Championship. N.Abdusattorov will meet with Vahap Şanal from Türkiye, J. Sindorov will play with Markus Ragger from Austria, and N.Yoqubboyev – with Benjamin Gledura from Hungary. The games will be held in 2 rounds.
The World Cup will run until August 24. The first-place winner will be awarded $111 thousand, the second-place winner – $80 thousand, and the third-place winner – $50 thousand.
The chess players who took the first three places will have the right to compete for the world chess crown in 2024.