The website provides the latest information about the Tournament as well as media accreditation and information for visitors. The website will also serve as a media hub for global media community covering the event by providing official photography, videos and more. The official exclusive broadcast of the Tournament will be hosted by

The Candidates Tournament will take place in Moscows digital hub, the DI Telegraph space in the historic Central Telegraph building from March 11 to 29, 2016. Eight of the worlds top grandmasters will compete for a chance to face the reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen later this year. The 420,000 prize fund is also at stake. Tashir Group is the general partner of the Tournament.

The Candidates Tournament will be played over 14 rounds and will feature GMs from six countries: Sergey Karjakin and Peter Svidler (Russia), Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana (the USA), Viswanathan Anand (India), Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria), Levon Aronian (Armenia) and Anish Giri (the Netherlands). The Tournament website provides background information on each participant, including their historical ratings and statistics.

The event is organized by Agon Limited, owner of the WORLD CHESS brand as well as the owner of commercial rights to the FIDE Chess Championship cycle.

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