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Candidates Pairings & Tickets Released

  • SonofPearl
  • on 3/6/13, 9:37 AM.

World%20Chess%20Logo%20(Agon)%20The%20Best%20Mind%20Wins.jpgWith a little over a week to go before the start of the 2013 Candidates Tournament in London to determine the next challenger for Vishy Anand's title, the pairings and tickets for the event have been released.

As previously announced on the official website www.worldchess.com, the 8-player double round-robin competition will take place from 15 March - 1 April.

The venue is The IET at 2 Savoy Place, on the banks on London's river Thames, and the prize fund to be shared by the players totals €510,000 (approx 665,000 USD).

To remind ourselves, the eight Candidates are:

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Name  Fed Elo Rank
Carlsen, Magnus   NOR  2872 1
Kramnik, Vladimir   RUS  2810 2
Aronian, Levon   ARM  2809 3
Radjabov, Teimour   AZE  2793 4
Grischuk, Alexander   RUS  2764 10
Ivanchuk, Vassily   UKR  2757 13
Svidler, Peter   RUS  2747 14
Gelfand, Boris   ISR  2740 18

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Tickets are available from the official website at this link. Standard prices are £25 for rounds on weekdays, £30 for rounds on weekends, or £200 for a ticket to all the sessions.

The pairings are:

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Round 1  15/03/13   
Levon Aronian Magnus Carlsen
Boris Gelfand Teimour Radjabov 
Vassily Ivanchuk  Alexander Grischuk 
Peter Svidler  Vladimir Kramnik
Round 2  16/03/13   
Magnus Carlsen Vladimir Kramnik
Alexander Grischuk  Peter Svidler 
Teimour Radjabov  Vassily Ivanchuk 
Levon Aronian Boris Gelfand
Round 3  17/03/13   
Boris Gelfand Magnus Carlsen
Vassily Ivanchuk  Levon Aronian
Peter Svidler  Teimour Radjabov 
Vladimir Kramnik Alexander Grischuk 
Round 4  19/03/13   
Magnus Carlsen Alexander Grischuk 
Teimour Radjabov  Vladimir Kramnik
Levon Aronian Peter Svidler 
Boris Gelfand Vassily Ivanchuk 
Round 5  20/03/13   
Vassily Ivanchuk  Magnus Carlsen
Peter Svidler  Boris Gelfand
Vladimir Kramnik Levon Aronian
Alexander Grischuk  Teimour Radjabov 
Round 6  21/03/13   
Peter Svidler  Magnus Carlsen
Vladimir Kramnik Vassily Ivanchuk 
Alexander Grischuk  Boris Gelfand
Teimour Radjabov  Levon Aronian
Round 7  23/03/13   
Magnus Carlsen Teimour Radjabov 
Levon Aronian Alexander Grischuk 
Boris Gelfand Vladimir Kramnik
Vassily Ivanchuk  Peter Svidler 
Round 8  24/03/13  
Magnus Carlsen Levon Aronian
Teimour Radjabov  Boris Gelfand
Alexander Grischuk  Vassily Ivanchuk 
Vladimir Kramnik Peter Svidler 
Round 9  25/03/13  
Vladimir Kramnik Magnus Carlsen
Peter Svidler  Alexander Grischuk 
Vassily Ivanchuk  Teimour Radjabov 
Boris Gelfand Levon Aronian
Round 10  27/03/13  
Magnus Carlsen Boris Gelfand
Levon Aronian Vassily Ivanchuk 
Teimour Radjabov  Peter Svidler 
Alexander Grischuk  Vladimir Kramnik
Round 11  28/03/13  
Alexander Grischuk  Magnus Carlsen
Vladimir Kramnik Teimour Radjabov 
Peter Svidler  Levon Aronian
Vassily Ivanchuk  Boris Gelfand
Round 12  29/03/13  
Magnus Carlsen Vassily Ivanchuk 
Boris Gelfand Peter Svidler 
Levon Aronian Vladimir Kramnik
Teimour Radjabov  Alexander Grischuk 
Round 13  31/03/13  
Teimour Radjabov  Magnus Carlsen
Alexander Grischuk  Levon Aronian
Vladimir Kramnik Boris Gelfand
Peter Svidler  Vassily Ivanchuk 
Round 14  01/04/13
Magnus Carlsen Peter Svidler 
Vassily Ivanchuk  Vladimir Kramnik
Boris Gelfand Alexander Grischuk 
Levon Aronian Teimour Radjabov 

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If tie-breaks are necessary, then they will be played on the 2nd April. Ground-breaking new online coverage is promised at the official website! UPDATE: All rounds start at 14:00 GMT, and the time control is 2 hours for 40 moves, then an extra 1 hour for the next 20 moves, then 15 minutes with a 30 second increment to finish.

Who is your pick to rise above the rest and become the official world championship challenger?

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World Champion Vishy Anand awaits his challenger!

WCC Anand v Gelfand tie-break press conference Vishy Anand.jpg
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Comments


  • 20 months ago

    SonofPearl

    @ Danny - as dokter_nee says, the ticket section of the official site lists all rounds starting at 14:00 GMT.

  • 20 months ago

    iguna

    I pick MC this time...

  • 20 months ago

    dokter_nee

    If you look at buy tickets on the website. It says games start at 14:00, so each day 14:00 it seems.

  • 20 months ago

    IM DanielRensch

    If and when anyone finds a place where they actually list the round times for this thing Undecided - please let us/me know so I can help figure out a Chess/TV Coverage Schedule!

    Thanks!

    Danny

  • 20 months ago

    Adrian_Kinnersley

    Nice job indeed. I assume there will be live coverage for this tournament? I can't see where it says that on the web site, though...

  • 20 months ago

    Vingore

    Carlsen is the greatest!  The best player of all time!

  • 20 months ago

    Alchemos2011

    Nice job KingsBishopFour Smile

  • 20 months ago

    KingsBishopFour

    I ran a monte carlo simulation, using the player's elo ratings adjusted for color in each game. At the betfair prices, Carlsen's implied elo is 2908.

    At current elos, given above, the prices i got were:

     2.55Carlsen, Magnus  39.18%

     6.18Kramnik, Vladimir  16.18%

     7.04Aronian, Levon  14.21%

     9.51Radjabov, Teimour  10.52%

     14.45Grischuk, Alexander  6.92%

     18.80Ivanchuk, Vassily  5.32%

     25.38Svidler, Peter  3.94%

     27.10 Gelfand, Boris  3.69%

     
  • 20 months ago

    P-e-t-e-r-P-a-w-n

    Well, FEDTEL, that makes sence, Dankeschön!

  • 20 months ago

    Alchemos2011

    I agree with megaadam666. Carlsen is surely favourite but the odds on him to win are way too short. Aronian/Kramnik better value bets

  • 20 months ago

    P-e-t-e-r-P-a-w-n

    thx Fedtel, but what is with the grand prix and the chess world cup, which is being played later this year? (Grand prix from April to July and World cup in August and September) As I understod the calender on worldchess.com the winners of World Cup and Grand Prix will participate in a Candidates Tournament. I don't get this, sorry!

  • 20 months ago

    1EWCC

    this is the chance for vishy to prove his might as a world champion  even though his fide  rating is not as high as the other guys. good luck vishy...

  • 20 months ago

    linuxblue1

    Vassily Ivanchuk will win and become the challenger. He has been engaged in a course of zen meditation with Bhagwan and Rajneesh. His nerves calmed and at one with Danny Rensch full board awareness, Ivanchuk is ready to win.

  • 20 months ago

    P-e-t-e-r-P-a-w-n

    Could someone please explain to me. Is the winner of this Candidates Tournament playing against Anand or not?

  • 20 months ago

    Eidanele

    This one is Carlsen's. This is his chance to prove to those who haven't realized who's the best player in the world so far, that he is from another planet.

  • 20 months ago

    Zarmi22

    Carlsen, you can like him or not (I don't really like his style but his results show that I'm wrong not to), but you have to admit that he is the favorite. Just look his fide score. Just look his score in the london chess classic and the Tata steel...

  • 20 months ago

    rorschach1985

    Go Gelfand!

  • 20 months ago

    A_Sawyer

    My money's in carlsen. Didn't put the boots too most of these people at Tata.

  • 20 months ago

    drumdaddy

    I would like to see Magnus' steady top form advance him to the championship match. It's only fair and he would test Vishy to the max. So the pressure is on Mr. Carlsen. Correct me if I'm wrong, but he seems to do fairly well under pressure.

  • 20 months ago

    conanbarbarian

    I bet Radjabov will make all draws...

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