The FIDE World Championship Match between Ian Nepomniachtchi and Ding Liren is held in Astana, Kazakhstan, from April 7th to May 1st. The venue is St. Regis Astana Hotel. The prize fund is 2,000,000 euros, and the winner will get 60% of it.
The Match is played as the best of 14 games, with a time control of 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 60 minutes for the next 20 moves, and then 15 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 61. In case of a tie, the Champion would be determined in a rapid chess playoff.
7 April - Opening ceremony
9-10, 12-13, 15-16, 18, 20-21, 23-24, 26-27, and 29 April - Match days
30 April - Tie-break, if needed, of Closing ceremony
1 May - Closing ceremony, in case of a tie-break.
The games begin at 12 PM Moscow time.