Next top tournaments you can´t miss
Here we are in 2014, with all best wishes and so on. But what are thos elite tournaments you can´t miss this year? We have a few of them, at least in the first part of the year. Let us see:
- Tata Steel 2014. The traditional super tournament will be held in Netherlands once again. Top group will be a XX category, with Aronian, Nakamura, Caruana, Gelfand, Karjakin as top seeds. Dates: 10-26 January, 2014. Official website: http://www.tatasteelchess.com/
- Zurich Chess Challenge 2014. Definetely a super-tournament which I hope will be held for lots of years. It seems money is not a problem for Oleg Skortsov from "International Gemalogical Laboratories" and he is willing to invest a part of it to create amazing chess tourneys. First he started with the friendly match Kramnik-Aronian a couple of years ago, and this year we have this incredible line-up of Carlsen, Nakamura, Anand, Gelfand, Aronian and Caruana. You just can´t miss it. Dates: 29 jan-4 feb 2014. Official websites: http://www.zurich-cc.com/
- Candidates Tournament 2014. Will be held in Khanty-Mansysk, Russia and will provide the brave challenger who will dare to face Magnus Carlsen in the World Championship Match. Players classified for it are Aronian, Kramnik, Andreikin, Anand, Svidler, Mamedyarov, Topalov and Karjakin. Dates: 11 mar-1 apr, 2014. Official website: not available yet (as far as I know).
Not bad to start, and much more will be coming starting in summer. Hopefully I will be able to follow these and will try to make the better coverage as possible in my youtube channel (don´t forget to subscribe if you don´t want to miss the action).