Candidates 2014

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Re: Candidates 2014

Post by Matthew Turner » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:22 am

Thank you - that explains it.

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Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:06 pm

Any sign of a website for this event yet? Also, on reading a recent book chapter about the 2013 Candidates Tournament, I was reminded that the author said that Kramnik must have regretted not querying the tie-breaks used. Will the same tie-break be used or have they changed that?

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Post by Mick Norris » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:30 pm

Tiebreaks are the same

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Re: Candidates 2014

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:46 pm

Cripes. They've put the Birmingham Bullring in Siberia:

http://candidates2014.fide.com/venue/

(Actually the Ugra Chess Academy)

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Post by Alex Holowczak » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:32 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Cripes. They've put the Birmingham Bullring in Siberia:

http://candidates2014.fide.com/venue/

(Actually the Ugra Chess Academy)
Having spent much time waiting outside the Bullring for buses, I can confirm that I am yet to hear any Russian tourists exclaim "Wow, that looks like that Ugra Chess Academy in Khanty-Mansiysk!" :lol:

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Re: Candidates 2014

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:12 am

Many people think the Bullring should be in Siberia...

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Re: Candidates 2014

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:29 pm

Karjakin's team revealed as Kasimdzhanov, Dokhoyan and Motylev

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Re: Candidates 2014

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:18 am

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Re: Candidates 2014

Post by Richard Bates » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:43 am

I haven't been paying much attention - is the World Championship now a yearly event (Candidates & Title match every year)? So to hold the title as long as, say, Kasparov, Carlsen would have to win 14 matches in a row? Seems a bit much to me if so - a two year cycle would i think be better.

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Post by Mick Norris » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:44 am

No, this is a catch up and the next WC match after 2014 will be 2016
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Re: Candidates 2014

Post by Richard Bates » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:45 am

Mick Norris wrote:No, this is a catch up and the next WC match after 2014 will be 2016
Oh OK, thanks. Good.

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Re: Candidates 2014

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:50 am

Richard Bates wrote:I haven't been paying much attention - is the World Championship now a yearly event (Candidates & Title match every year)?
It is supposed to be a two year cycle, but there was some catching up to do. The 2013 World Cup and Grand Prix were qualifiers for the 2014 Candidates. The next World Cup is due in 2015, so the next Candidates after that is 2016. The London Candidates of 2013 had originally been pencilled in for 2012.

There is presumably an Agon related question mark over the next Grand Prix series.

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Re: Candidates 2014

Post by Colin S Crouch » Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:06 am

It's Sunday night, and for once I want to think about something other than the world crisis, and the presuned terrorist bombings against China, and the far from veiled threat by Russia, against Ukraine.

Time to relax. For the rest of the month, I would like to watch some really heavy high level chess at the Candidstes'. I know that I have predicted several months ago that Aronian would win the Candidates', and will provide a really tense opposition against Carlsen. This however is probability, not certainty.

Anyone care to suggest an alternative set of predictions?

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Re: Candidates 2014

Post by Stewart Reuben » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:07 am

Colin >Anyone care to suggest an alternative set of predictions?<

I doubt Lev is as strong a favourite as even money.

Won't it be rather strange if we have two perfectly sensible people at the top of their game contesting the World Championship?

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Post by Clive Blackburn » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:37 am

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Cripes. They've put the Birmingham Bullring in Siberia:

http://candidates2014.fide.com/venue/

(Actually the Ugra Chess Academy)
Having spent much time waiting outside the Bullring for buses, I can confirm that I am yet to hear any Russian tourists exclaim "Wow, that looks like that Ugra Chess Academy in Khanty-Mansiysk!" :lol:
Well, they would probably have said it in Russian Alex so you might have missed it :lol:

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