Sunday, March 03, 2013

World Chess Candidates Tournament to be held in London

FIDE and AGON, the World Chess Federation's commercial partner, are pleased to announce the players, dates and venue of the 2013 Candidates Tournament.

The London Chess Candidates will be the strongest tournament of its kind in history. The Prize Fund to be shared by the players totals €510,000.

The winner of the Candidates will become the Challenger to Viswanathan Anand who has reigned as World Champion since 2007.

Dates: March 14, 2013 - April 1, 2013
Format: The Candidates is a double round-robin tournament with four rest days.
Venue: The IET at 2 Savoy Place
Address: 2 Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL

Levon Aronian (ARM)
Magnus Carlsen (NOR)
Boris Gelfand (ISR)
Alexander Grischuk (RUS)
Vassily Ivanchuk (UKR)
Vladimir Kramnik (RUS)
Teimour Radjabov (AZE)
Peter Svidler (RUS)

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