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Monday, December 23, 2013

Candidates Tournament 2014: Announcement


FIDE announces that the deadline for player's participation in the Candidates Tournament is 20 January 2014. The event will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia from 11 March (arrivals) to 1 April 2014 (departures) and the qualifiers are:

1. Vishy Anand (IND, former world champion)
2. Vladimir Kramnik (RUS, world cup 2013 winner)
3. Dmitry Andreikin (RUS, world cup 2013 finalist)
4. Veselin Topalov (BUL, grand-prix 2012-13 winner)
5. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE, grand-prix 2012-13 runner-up)
6. Levon Aronian (ARM, rating list 2012-13)
7. Sergey Karjakin (RUS, rating list 2012-13)
8. Peter Svidler (RUS, host nominee)

First reserve from the FIDE Grand-Prix standings is Fabiano Caruana (ITA).

The winner of the Candidates Tournament will challenge Magnus Carlsen for the world championship title in the last quarter of 2014.Please download PLAYER'S CONTRACT

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

6 out of 8 candidates from the former USSR! This is just another confirmation how popular chess was in a Soviet Union.

Hirsch.

Anonymous said...

6 out of 8 candidates from the former USSR! This is just another confirmation how popular chess was in a Soviet Union.

Hirsch.

Anonymous said...

6 out of 8 candidates from the former USSR! This is just another confirmation how popular chess was in a Soviet Union.

Hirsch.