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Haraldur R Karlsson
Mar 23, 2013

Candidates Tournament in full swing! Watch it live!

Mar 23, 2013 by Haraldur R Karlsson

The candidates tournament that determines who will play Vishy Anand for the World Chess Championship is now in full swing at IET Savoy Place in London.  Eight top-level chess grandmasters vie for the honor namely Magnus Carlsen (2872) of Norway, Vladimir Kramnik (2810) of Russia, Levon Aronian (2809) of Armenia, Teimour Radjabov (2793) of Azerbijan, Alexander Grischuk (2764) of Russia, Vassily Ivanchuck (2757) of Ukraine, Peter Svidler (2747) of Russia and Boris Gelfand (2740) of Israel (player FIDE-rating is shown in brackets). The players will play 14 rounds.  After 6 rounds (games), Norwegian chess wunderkind (he is only 23 years old) Magnus Carlsen and Armenian Lev Aronian are tied for the lead.  To follow games live online and hear live commentary go to