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London Candidates Start Today

  • SonofPearl
  • on 15.03.2013, 00:09.

The 2013 Candidates Tournament starts today In London, with the winner earning the right to challenge current world champion Vishy Anand for the title.

The tournament is an 8-player double round-robin event, with 22-year old world #1 Magnus Carlsen the firm favourite to win.  The venue is The IET at 2 Savoy Place, on the banks on London's river Thames, and the total prize fund is €510,000 (approx 665,000 USD). 

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.

The official FIDE website coverage is at london2013.fide.com.

The opening ceremony was held last night at the venue, and some photos are below.

Andrew Paulson, head of AGON

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FIDE President Kirsan Illyumzhinov

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Tournament favourite Magnus Carlsen

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(l to r): Lev Aronian, Vladimir Kramnik and Boris Gelfand are in good spirits

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Teimour Radjabov attended with his wife

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Round-by-Round Pairings

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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Look out for details of Chess.com TV coverage of the event at this page.

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Photos by Ray Morris-Hill.

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  • 19 miesięcy temu

    Cheese1231

    cool tornment

  • 19 miesięcy temu

    SonofPearl

    @ CTPerl There are unlikely to be tie-break games. If the top two or more players score the same points, the tie will be decided by the following criteria, in order of priority:
    a) The results of the games between the players involved in the tie.
    If they are still tied:
    b) The total number of wins in the tournament of every player involved in the tie.
    If they are still tied:
    c) Sonneborn - Berger System.

    If there is no clear winner with the above 3 criteria, there will be a special competition between the players who still remain tied after using the 3rd criteria (Sonneborn - Berger): after a new drawing of colors, each tied player will play two (2) tie-break games with the other tied  opponent(s). The games shall be played using the electronic clock  starting with 25 minutes for each player with an increment of 10 seconds after each move.

  • 19 miesięcy temu

    CTPerl

    What is the tie-break format???

  • 20 miesięcy temu

    Demidjinn

    Svidler and Kramnik repeated moves, or would have. I think they were actually 'forced' to do that (or whoever deviated would have to accept an inferior position). So yes.. I think they can do that. 30-move rule or not.

  • 20 miesięcy temu

    kiloNewton

    all 4 games of round1 are Draw.

  • 20 miesięcy temu

    SonofPearl

    @ Balachandar - no, he didn't. When a game is over the arbiter places the kings on certain central squares in order to record the result of the game on the electronic boards that are used. If this isn't done properly, the last move can often seem to be some bizzare error.

  • 20 miesięcy temu

    alzhin

  • 20 miesięcy temu

    rioman

    NO. Last move was 44. ... a3

  • 20 miesięcy temu

    TheYear9876

    no that was the refereee puttting both kings in the middle to indicate  a draw

  • 20 miesięcy temu

    Balachandar

    Did Ivanchuck actually play 45. Ke4?? as shown in Chessdom?

  • 20 miesięcy temu

    TheYear9876

    isnt there a 30 move rule?

  • 20 miesięcy temu

    rioman

    Kramnik and Svidler draw their match in just 23 move! Frown They shouldn't be allowed to draw so early!

  • 20 miesięcy temu

    archIsKing

    Carlsen wins with 9/14

  • 20 miesięcy temu

    GabrieleMiceli

    Aronian-Carlsen 1/2-1/2

    Here you can see the matches live

    http://london2013.fide.com/analysis/index.html

  • 20 miesięcy temu

    VivaCristoRey

    Wow, Carlsen gets Aronian and Kramnik in the first two rounds!

  • 20 miesięcy temu

    InfiniteFlash

    Who won't root for carlsen? 

  • 20 miesięcy temu

    Eeyore12

       It works here, although it`s in Russian!

       http://chesstv.com/broadcasts/123

  • 20 miesięcy temu

    ZEUS-B

    does anyone knows what time is the live commentary starting?

  • 20 miesięcy temu

    ZEUS-B

    thanks kingcrash!

  • 20 miesięcy temu

    ZEUS-B

    where can I watch the games? the fide website is not working, anybody knows why?

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