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FIDE Candidates Tournament starts in Yekaterinburg

FIDE Candidates Tournament starts in Yekaterinburg

Baku, March 17, AZERTAC

The 2020 FIDE Candidates Tournament has officially opened in Yekaterinburg, Russia, according to the official FIDE website.

The tournament brings together eight top world players competing to become the challenger to Magnus Carlsen at the FIDE World Chess Championship Match at the end of this year.

The participants of the tournament are Fabiano Caruana (USA), Ding Liren (China), Wang Hao (China), Alexander Grischuk (Russia), Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia), Kirill Alekseenko (Russia), Anish Giri (Netherlands) and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) who replaced Teymur Rajabov (Azerbaijan).

The eight players will play a double round-robin tournament (14 rounds).

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