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2022 Intercontinental ChessKid Candidates Highlights!
Photo Credit: Courtesy of FIDE/Stev Bonhage

2022 Intercontinental ChessKid Candidates Highlights!

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Hey ChessKids! These past few weeks have been pretty crazy over in Madrid, Spain, for the 2022 FIDE Candidates. Dive into a quick recap of the ChessKid Simul and the commencement of ChessKid's very own Intercontinental Candidates Tournament!

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ChessKid Simul

On June 16, 2022, ChessKid kicked off the exciting Candidates week with simuls by chess stars: Spanish Champion GM Eduardo Iturrizaga, WFM María Rodrigo, and FM Mike Klein (FunMasterMike)! 

FM Mike Klein giving a speech at the ChessKid Simul in Madrid, Spain.
FM Mike Klein opens the event with a speech. Photo credit: FIDE/Stev Bonhage.
ChessKid Simul with chess masters in Madrid, Spain
GM Eduardo Iturrizaga, WFM María Rodrigo, and FM Mike Klein play a simultaneous exhibition with chess fans. Photo credit: FIDE/Stev Bonhage.
ChessKid Simul chess players in Madrid, Spain
Chess players of all ages come together to play chess. Photo credit: FIDE/Stev Bonhage.

Thank you to all the lovely chess fans who came out to play in the simul. We had such a wonderful time meeting everyone. Hopefully we can enjoy many more events like this to come! peshka


Start of the Intercontinental ChessKid Candidates Tournament

The Intercontinental ChessKid Tournament Candidates 2022 (Finals) is LIVE! From June 21-23, 2022 at 9:00-13:00 CEST, the eight qualifying players will play on the same boards used by top chess players, such as GM Fabiano Caruana and GM Hikaru Nakamura, at the Palacio de Santoña

Who will be the final champion?

ChessKids at the Intercontinental Candidates event in Madrid, Spain
Eight players accompanied by FM Mike Klein and ChessKid staff at the Palacio de Santoña in Madrid, Spain. Photo credit: FIDE/Stev Bonhage.

The previous live-streamed rounds are up and available to watch on twitch.tv/chesskid, with English commentary by FM Mike Klein and WGM Keti Tsatsalashvili & Spanish commentary by FM Julio Diaz and WFM María Rodrigo

Read this article for highlights on the players and watch the final day of the tournament on twitch.tv/chesskid.


Keep an eye out for a results article coming soon