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Intro


See you in New York!

 

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Intro


See you in New York!

 

Watch live on Worldchess.com

The World Chess Candidates that takes place  on March 10 - 30, 2016, is a dramatic tournament which determines the challenger for the World Chess Championship.

Eight of the world's top grandmasters come to Moscow to play in the tournament that will be contested as a double round-robin over 14 games. The winner will play a match for the title against reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen next November in the US.

The eight participants in the Candidates tournament will be Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria and Anish Giri of the Netherlands, who qualified based on their ratings; Viswanathan Anand of India, the runner-up of the last championship match in 2014; Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana of the United States, who were the top two finishers in the last Grand Prix; Sergey Karjakin and Peter Svidler of Russia, the winner and runner-up, respectively in the last World Cup; and Levon Aronian of Armenia, a wild card choice.

The field includes six of the top 10 players in the current rankings — all of the players are among the the top 17. The prize fund will be at least 420,000 euros, or about $460,000 at the current exchange rate. 

 
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Grandmasters


Dramatic Cast of Players

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Grandmasters


Dramatic Cast of Players

Viswanathan Anand
(India)

Hikaru Nakamura
(USA)

Levon Aronian
(Armenia)

Sergei Karjakin
(Russia)

Anish Giri
(Netherlands)

Peter Svidler
(Russia)

Fabiano Caruana
(USA)

Veselin Topalov
(Bulgaria)

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Venue


Visit the Tournament

 

 

 

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Venue


Visit the Tournament

 

 

 

Venue

The Central Telegraph, an historic building on Tverskaya street in the heart of Moscow, is the site of the 2016 Candidates tournament to select a challenger for the World Championship. DI Telegraph, a large multifunctional space within the building, will be the actual venue for the tournament.

[Read more about the venue on worldchess.com]

 

Address

DI Telegraph Space
5th floor, Entrance #9
7 Tverskaya st
Moscow

Map

 
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Tashir Group


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Tashir Group


Tashir Group is the General Partner of the Candidates Tournament. World Chess Federation (FIDE) and World Chess express gratitude for Tashir Group's support of chess.

 

Tashir is a diversified industrial holding founded in 1999 and comprised of over 200 companies in various sectors of Russian economy, including construction, manufacturing, finance, energy, development, and retail. The company employs over 45,000 people and has offices in over 25 cities in Russia and its neighboring states . Tashir Group’s founder and president is Samvel Karapetyan. The company is headquartered in Moscow.

Tahir Group’s primary business focus is development and management of commercial real estate projects, including retail. Tashir is a leading developer in Russia and has built over 2.5 million square meters of commercial and residential real estate.

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Moscow


Moscow

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Moscow


Moscow

Moscow is one of capitals of world chess: it hosted some of the most epic chess tournaments. It's also a world capital with booming culture scene and phenomenal opportunities for sightseeing. You'll find useful guides to Russian capital written by our favorite reporters.

New York Times: 36 Hours In Moscow

Calvert Journal: Guide to Moscow

 

Score


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