The closing ceremony of the FIDE Candidates Chess Tournament 2022 takes place from 21:00 CEST in Madrid. The Candidates Chess Tournament 2022 will is officially declared closed soon, and Ian Nepomniachtchi lifted the Winner trophy. Nepomniachtchi qualified for the World Chess Championship Match which will be played next year, but his opponent in the Match is not confirmed yet, as Magnus Carlsen considers retirement from the World Championship.
After intonations of the FIDE and Spanish anthems, the speeches of the FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich, FIDE Managing Director and Tournament Organizer Dana Reizniece-Ozola, President of the Spanish Chess Federation Javier Ochoa de Echaguen Estibalez and other distinguished guests, the awarding ceremony and announcement of the Winners concluded the ceremony.
A famous chess streamer Anna Cramling streamed the Closing ceremony live: