2013 Candidates Tournament Dates Announced by FIDE

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  • on 16/1/13 12:17.

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The World Chess Candidates Tournament to be Held in London

PRESS RELEASE: London, January 15, 2013 – FIDE and AGON – the World Chess Federation’s commercial partner – are pleased to announce the players, dates and venue of the 2013 Candidates Tournament. The London Candidates will be the strongest tournament of its kind in history. The Prize Fund to be shared by the players totals €510,000.

The winner of the Candidates will become the Challenger to Viswanathan Anand who has reigned as World Champion since 2007.

Dates: March 14, 2013 - April 1, 2013.

Format: The Candidates is a double round-robin tournament with four rest days.

For detailed schedule: www.worldchess.com/candidates/calendar (now http://london2013.fide.com/en/schedule)

Venue: The IET at 2 Savoy Place
Address: 2 Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL
For further information: www.worldchess.com/candidates/london (now http://worldchess.com/candidates/tickets.html)
Tickets will be available on the website and at the venue.


  • Levon Aronian (ARM)
  • Magnus Carlsen (NOR)
  • Boris Gelfand (ISR)
  • Alexander Grischuk (RUS)
  • Vassily Ivanchuk (UKR)
  • Vladimir Kramnik (RUS)
  • Teimour Radjabov (AZE)
  • Peter Svidler (RUS)

For further information: www.worldchess.com/candidates/players (now amended to http://london2013.fide.com/en/players)
World Chess Web Site: www.worldchess.com
FIDE Web Site: www.fide.com

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the president of FIDE, said: “FIDE is happy that this major tournament will take place in London and that UK chess fans will be able to see the greatest chess players live. We support AGON’s efforts to bring important chess events to the great cities of Europe.

Andrew Paulson, the founder of AGON, said: “I am pleased to confirm that the 2013 Candidates Tournament will take place in a great venue on the banks of the River Thames and be broadcast online to a global audience.”

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  • hace 4 años


    This clown Gelfand has to stop trying for the title, it's embarrassing.

  • hace 4 años


    Kramnik is running out of chances to be world champion again. This could be one of his last chances. A small part of me hopes he gets it and has a good next couple of years as kind of a final hurrah! I'd also be satisfied with either Carlsen or Aronian being the one to take the championship from Anand. I'm also glad Anand has managed to hold on to the championship for a  few years now. This has added strength to title.

  • hace 4 años


    will magnus carlsen really play this time ??

  • hace 4 años


    Literally work next door to the IET! Will have to have a gander.

  • hace 4 años


    There must be a final match, at least 6 more games, between the two who will finish first and second

  • hace 4 años


    No Topalov? No Judit Polgar?

  • hace 4 años


    We need Kasparov here too...

    Carlsen should win, it's his chanse to make history. It will be the battle between Carlsen, Kramnik and Aronian, but Carlsen can be the youngest chessplyer with highest rating ever!

  • hace 4 años


    why the need for a wild card entry ??? not fair ... especially now that the host is london, england.

  • hace 4 años


    When and where will the atual World Champ be help!

  • hace 4 años


    Мда... Среди претендентов, кроме "малыша", все остальные - выходцы из СССР.

  • hace 4 años


    Nothing special if Topalov is not there

    Just boring games...

  • hace 4 años


    I think the whole chess world wants to see Magnus vs Anand...let it be so...

  • hace 4 años


    Maybe Karjakin or Caruana instead of Svidler and you have like the strongest tournament ever.

  • hace 4 años


    Looks like a pretty awesome field IMHO - how will a tie for 1st place be resolved? Not by blitz games I hope...

  • hace 4 años


    Looks like a pretty awesome field IMHO - how will a tie for 1st place be resolved?

  • hace 4 años


    Has the venue for the World Championship been declared?  Would love to be in London this March.

  • hace 4 años


    Watch out for Gelfand!

  • hace 4 años


    Hey does anyone know what the time controls are going to be?

  • hace 4 años


    facsinating tournament it will be!

  • hace 4 años


    Gelfand had his chance. Put Nakamura in!

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