The Candidates Tournament!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #6061


    Better dust off the yellow ties in preparation. 

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #6062


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

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #6063


    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.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #6064


    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.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #6065


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

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #6067



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

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