2024 Chess Candidates Tournament Betting Odds: Fabiano Caruana remains favourite to win this year's tournament with winner going against Ding Liren in the World Championship!

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Fabiano Caruana remains the 6/4 favourite to win this year's Chess Candidates Tournament with the event kicking off next week

2024 Chess Candidates Tournament Betting Odds: Fabiano Caruana remains favourite to win this year's tournament with winner going against Ding Liren in the World Championship!
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  • Fabiano Caruana is the 6/4 favourite to win this year's 2024 Chess Candidates Tournament
  • Last year's World Championship runner-up Ian Nepomniachtchi is second favourite
  • Eight players in total will go against each other in the 2024 Candidates Tournament

Fabiano Caruana is the 6/4 favourite to win this year's 2024 Chess Candidates Tournament

Bookies continue to offer odds on the 2024 Chess Candidates Tournament with the tournament kicking off on Wednesday 3 April with the opening ceremony.

We'll have a total of 14 days of Chess following that with 14 rounds set to be played for the total prize pool of €500,000 with the winner being crowned at the end of the event.

Fabiano Caruana remains the 6/4 favourite to win the event this year with the American Chess grandmaster one of the in-form players in the world currently.

Caruana was crowned US Chess Championship once again in 2023 and he will go into this event ultra-confident of being crowned Candidates Champion.

Unibet's latest odds keep him clear in the betting market to win the event with the odds suggesting there's a 40% chance that he wins.

Candidates Tournament 2024 WinnerOddsProbability
Fabiano Caruana
6/440.0%
Ian Nepomniachtchi
4/120.0%
Hikaru Nakamura
4/120.0%
Alireza Firouzja5/116.7%
Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa8/111.1%
What the expert says...

Fabiano Caruana remains favourite to win the 2024 Candidates Tournament with the latest odds suggesting there's a 40% chance of him winning the event. Caruana goes into this one as the in-form player in the world and will be looking to take that form into this event.

Steve Madgwick - Chess Betting Expert - OLBG.com

Last year's World Championship runner-up Ian Nepomniachtchi is second favourite

Ian Nepomniachtchi was the runner up in last year's World Championship after winning the 2022 Candidates Tournament and he comes back again to try and win once more.

Nepomniachtchi is 7th in the overall world ranking's as of March 2024 and qualifies for this event dude to him being the runner-up in last year's World Championship.

Former World Champion Magnus Carlsen qualified for this year's Candidates Tournament by winning the 2023 FIDE World Cup but has decided not to compete.

Carlsen stated that "I would say the main reason is that I don't enjoy it. It's as simple as that," as his reasoning for declining to play in the event this year.

Eight players in total will go against each other in the 2024 Candidates Tournament

Eight players will go against each other at this year's Candidates Tournament with qualification methods ranging across a variety of different paths to enter.

There are entrants through finishes at the Chess World Cup, FIDE Circuit, overall ratings and more and that means that the tournament is ultra competitive.

The eight players who will go against each other at the 2024 Candidates Tournament are:

  • Fabiano Caruana
  • Hikaru Nakamura
  • Alireza Firouzja
  • Ian Nepomniachtchi
  • R Praggnanandhaa
  • Vidit Gujrathi
  • Gukesh D
  • Nijat Abasov

Chess Betting Author Information

Steve Madgwick

Chess Betting Expert

Steve is our Editor-In-Chief with over 20 years of experience creating and managing high-quality sports betting content for OLBG & multiple other publications. Steve is a massive Chess fan and the go-to man when it comes to the sport, with his passion of the game making him an expert.

- Steve Madgwick, Editor-in-chief

Jake Ashton

Jake Ashton

Senior news editor

Jake is our News Content Manager. He reviews all content, fact-checks the data, edits the copy and enhances all of the OLBG News content from our expert team ahead of publication.

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