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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

FIDE Chess Candidates 2014 in Khanty Mansiysk Participants Confirmed: Anand, Kramnik, Andreikin, Topalov, Mamedyarov, Aronian, Karjakin, Svidler:

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Hello everyone,
The Indian chess media had reported a month back that World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand was in two minds about participating in the upcoming Candidates Tournament 2014 in Khanty Mansiysk this March. FIDE has announced that all qualifiers for the Candidates Tournament 2014 in Khanty-Mansiysk have confirmed their participation: 

1. Viswanathan Anand (IND, former world champion)

2. Vladimir Kramnik (RUS, world cup 2013 winner)

3. Dmitry Andreikin (RUS, world cup 2013 finalist)

4. Veselin Topalov (BUL, grand-prix 2012-13 winner)

5. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE, grand-prix 2012-13 runner-up)

6. Levon Aronian (ARM, rating list 2012-13)

7. Sergey Karjakin (RUS, rating list 2012-13)

8. Peter Svidler (RUS, host nominee)

The pairings will be announced by 13 February.

The exact schedule of the event:

11 March: Arrivals
12 March: Opening Ceremony & Players Meeting
13-15 March: Rounds 1-3
16 March: Free day
17-19 March: Rounds 4-6
20 March: Free day
21-23 March: Rounds 7-9
24 March: Free day
25-27 March: Rounds 10-12
28 March: Free day
29-30 March: Rounds 13-14
31 March: Tiebreaks / Closing ceremony
1 April: Departures

Detailed technical regulations are published in the FIDE handbook.

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