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The Candidates Tournament!

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #6061


    Wow! I thought I was the only one to re-read this threadLaughing

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #6062


    You know what trysts? I bet this thread takes off again when the next candidates tournament starts. It'll just pick right up here and continue on. As though it never paused.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #6063


    Laughing That's a lot of pages!

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #6064


    It might double.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #6065


    Then it would be a Chess.com e-bookLaughing

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #6066


    Trysts, maybe you should collect all appropriate comments and put them together to make a book and start selling it. It would definitely become a bestseller. :)

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #6067


    Better dust off the yellow ties in preparation. 

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #6068


    And there was actually news today: Svidler gets the wild card for the next Candidates, coming march.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #6069


    Why'd they already pick?! To be fair they could've picked the highest AVERAGE rating over the last year or some other time period. I thought maybe Naka had a chance, he had climbed up to #4. Damn.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #6070


    Ok, I checked the Svidler choice out. It makes since even though he is currently ranked #13. He did finish 3rd in the last candidates and he did just win his 7th Russian championship. SEVENTH! Ok. He was a good choice. Even if he didn't just win another Russian title he had a good finish in the strongest tournament in the world. It makes sense to pick the player that finished right behind Carlsen and Kramnik and beat Carlsen in the last round.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #6071


    Looks like Anand's in the lead while being the only player who is undefeated. It's either him or Aronian.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #6073



    Thanks for the link, that was a good post from the World Champ.

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