Already this Thursday one of the biggest events of the year will start: the FIDE Candidates’ Tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. Viswanathan Anand, Dmitry Andreikin, Levon Aronian, Sergey Karjakin, Vladimir Kramnik, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Peter Svidler and Veselin Topalov will play an 8-player double round robin and the winner earns the right to challenge World Champion Magnus Carlsen in a match to be held later this year.

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