Sunday, February 09, 2014

Who's the favorite to challenge Magnus Carlsen for the throne next year?

Who is the favorite to win the Candidates Tournament to challenge Magnus Carlsen next year?   

Candidates Tournament: March 11 - April 1 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia

How did the the qualifiers earn a spot in the Candidates' Tournament? Below is the breakdown:

Qualifiers by ratings (2):

1. Aronian
2. Karjakin

Qualifiers from the World Cup (2):

3. Kramnik
4. Andreikin

Qualifiers from the Grand Prix series (2):

5. Topalov
6. Mamedyarov

Organizers' nominee (1):

7. Svidler

World Championship Loser (1):

8. Anand


Anonymous said...

Nakamura could beat any of these chumps.

Anonymous said...

Go to bed Hikaru, you're drunk again

Anonymous said...

Go to bed, Hikaru, you're drunk again

Anonymous said...

On paper Aronian is the obvious choice, but I will go with youth and someone who has had some success with Carlsen and that is Sergey Karjakin.