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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Bulgaria Bids for World Chess Candidates 2014

Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2013

Hi everyone, 
The Bulgarian Chess Federation has bid for the Candidates Tournament 2014 the winner of which will take on the reigning world chess champion - Anand or Carlsen. Bulgaria has proposed the city of Kozloduy for the Candidates Tournament proposed for March 2014. Russia has already bid for the event with Khanty-Mansiysk as the proposed venue.

Bulgarian Grandmaster Veselin Topalov has qualified to play the Candidates because he has already won the Grand Prix series 2012/2013.

The Candidates Tournament to determine the challenger for the 2014 World Chess Championship Match shall be organised in the first quarter of 2014 and represent an integral part of the World Chess Championship regulations for the cycle 2012-2014. Eight (8) players will participate in the Candidates Tournament and the winner qualifies for the World Chess Championship Match.

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