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Saturday, June 7, 2014

World Chess: Anand, Carlsen to meet in Dubai this June!

Hello chess friends, that's about the upcoming World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2014 to be held in Dubai this June. ;) Indeed, something to look forward to right after the Norway Chess Tournament that is currently being played in Stavanger.

Both reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen and former World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand are registered to play. The chess championships will run from June 15 to 21 with most of the world's top chess players being there to take a shot at the title. Participation is open only to players rated at least 2500 in any of the three FIDE rating lists (Standard, Blitz or Rapid) as of March 1, 2014.  

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen the top seed. Photo: Official website.

Here's the list of top-10 players taking part. (Read the complete list at the official website).

1- Magnus Carlsen2- Levon Aronian3- Alexander Grischuk4- Viswanathan Anand5- Fabiano Caruana6- Hikaru Nakamura7- Sergey Karjakin8- Shakhriyar Mamedyarov9- Peter Svidler10- Boris Gelfand

Both the defending World Rapid and Blitz Chess Champions 2013 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Le Quang Liem will be playing. Read the official website for more technical details and regulations.

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  • At June 7, 2014 at 2:50 PM , Anonymous Srinivasan, Hyderabad said...

    That's cool but since it's not round robin they just not might meet over the chess board and question is can Carlsen do a triple or double world title?


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