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Previously on the Candidates

Previously on the Candidates

Feb 28, 2016, 3:47 AM 5

We'll witness the best preperations very very soon. In less than 2 weeks, on 11th March the tourney kicks off.

The participants and how they are qualified:

  • Vishy Anand, unlucky of the previous World Championship match
  • Veselin Topalov, by the highest rating and the bluest trousers
  • Anish Giri, by the highest draw count
  • Hikaru Nakamura, by 3200 bullet rating
  • Fabiano Caruana, chess.com's last deathmatch winner
  • Sergey Karjakin, the youngest GM ever
  • Peter Svidler, almost World Cup winner
  • Levon Aronian, the wildest charisma
As a warm up let's solve some puzzles from the last candidates tourney (2014)
Knight on the Rim...
My Lady, what are you doing there?
(Hint: Two moves work equally well)
Even they fall for it!
May the tactics be with you! Live long and sac it! I mean sac the bishop! Uh ._." cya soon...

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