Chess Candidates Tournament 2024 Betting Odds: Fabiano Caruana is the 6/4 FAVOURITE to win this year's Candidates Tournament with the winner facing Ding Liren in the World Championship!

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Fabiano Caruana is the outright favourite to win the 2024 Candidates Tournament coming up in April

Chess Candidates Tournament 2024 Betting Odds: Fabiano Caruana is the 6/4 FAVOURITE to win this year's Candidates Tournament with the winner facing Ding Liren in the World Championship!
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  • Fabiano Caruana is now 6/4 to win the 2024 Candidates Tournament
  • 2023 World Championship runner-up Ian Nepomniachtchi is second favourite
  • We look at the full eight players that will compete at the tournament

Fabiano Caruana is now 6/4 to win the 2024 Candidates Tournament

American Chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana is the clear favourite in the betting market to win the 2024 Candidates Tournament with bookies now offering odds.

Caruana and seven other players will go against each other for the 2024 Candidates Tournament with the winner then going on to play in the 2024 World Championship.

The American won the US Chess Championship once again in 2023 and goes into this year as one of the most in-form players across the globe.

Unibet's latest odds put him well clear in the betting market to win the competition with those odds suggesting there's a 40% chance that he wins the tournament.

Candidates Tournament 2024 WinnerOddsProbability
Fabiano Caruana
6/440.0%
Ian Nepomniachtchi
4/120.0%
Alireza Firouzja5/116.7%
Hikaru Nakamura6/114.3%
D Gukesh7/112.5%
What the expert says...

Fabiano Caruana is the outright 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.

Jake Ashton - Sports Betting Expert - OLBG.com

2023 World Championship runner-up Ian Nepomniachtchi is second favourite

2023 World Championship runner-up Ian Nepomniachtchi is the second favourite in the betting odds to win the Candidates Tournament this year and therefore compete again at the Worlds.

Nepomniachtchi though now sits at 7th in the overall world ranking and the betting odds suggest there's a 20% chance he wins the Candidates Tournament this year.

The Russian Grandmaster only lost the 2023 World Championship through the speed games after drawing in the classical games format.

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We look at the full eight players that will compete at the tournament

There will be a total of eight players that compete against each other at the Candidates Tournament with qualification methods ranging across a variety of different paths.

We've got entrants through finishes at the Chess World Cup, FIDE Circuit, overall ratings and more and this shows just how competitive it will be.

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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