Candidates Tournament 2013 Online. London
The 2013 Candidates Tournament will be held in London from 14 March to 2 April. This tournament will be the strongest in the whole history of the tournaments of such kind, and its prize fund will make 510 000 Euros. The winner of the tournament will play against Viswanathan Anand who has been wearing the chess crown since 2007, for the world champion title this year.
There will be eight chess players participating in the tournament: Magnus Karlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronyan, Teymur Radjabov, Alexander Grischuk, Vasily Ivanchuk, Peter Svidler, Boris Gelfand. All of these players are well known due to their participation in the past tournaments. Let us note that three of the eight participants are from Russia.
The participants will play the round-robin with two rounds (14 tours). The time control is 120 minutes for 40 moves, then 60 minutes for 20 moves and 15 minutes plus 30 seconds till the end of the game. The games will be played from 15 March to 1 April. The days off are 18, 22, 26, and 30 March. In case of the equal scoring there will be many additional showings involved: the result of the game of players in question, then a number of wins, Berger coefficient, additional rapid games, two blitz games, and then two more blitz games followed by Armageddon. In case of necessity, the tiebreaker will be played on 2 April.
The winner of the tournament Magnus Karlsen