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Candidates Chess Tournament 2014

 

       

The Candidates Chess Tournament 2014 to determine the challenger for the FIDE World Chess Championship Match will take place from 11th March to 1st April in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia.

Eight players participate in the Candidates Tournament and the winner qualifies for the World Chess Championship Match.

It is reported that the total prize fund is 600,000 EUR, which is well above the FIDE required minimum of 420,000 EUR.

The 8 players will play a double round robin tournament (14 rounds). The players who are from the same federation will play each other in rounds 1 and 8 (if only two) and if up to four players are from the same federation in rounds 1, 2, 3 and 8, 9, 10. The pairings will be announced by 13 February.

The time control is 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes for the next 20 moves and then 15 minutes for the rest of the game plus an additional 30 seconds per move starting from move 61.

Detailed technical please refer to the FIDE handbook