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How much money did D Gukesh win after claiming FIDE Candidates title?

How much money did D Gukesh win after claiming FIDE Candidates title?

D Gukesh won INR 1 Crore approximately, for his title-winning effort at the FIDE Candidates tournament, in Canada.

April 22 is forever etched in history, as D Gukesh became the youngster winner or the FIDE Candidates tournament in Toronto, Canada. The title was also path-breaking in the sense that, he became only the second Indian after Viswanathan Anand to clinch the trophy. After 14 rounds of intense competition from some of the best in the world, Gukesh beat Hikaru Nakamura of the USA in the last round, enroute to the trophy.

What is the Prize Money for FIDE Candidates?

Ever since his title-winning effort on Monday, there has been a lot of interest in, as to much prize money did D Gukesh win. Now, as per various reports, the winner of the tournament was to pocket a prize money of INR 43,00,000 approximately. Apart from that, players were also to receive INR 3,12,000 more, for every half-point scored. So, in that case, Gukesh additionally got around INR 56,00,000 for his 9 points. The total amount then comes to INR 99,00,000.

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Meanwhile, Gukesh beat Gary Kasparov’s record of being the youngest to win the tournament — that he made in 1984. Now, after winning the FIDE Candidates, he is line to win the World Championships, as he will take on China’s Ding Liren, later in the year.

FIDE Candidates Final Standings

Gukesh (9)

Nakamura (8.5)

Nepomniachtchi (8.5)

Caruana (8.5)

Praggnanandhaa (7)

Vidit (6)

Firouzja (5)

Abasov (3.5)

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