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World Chess Candidates Tournament took place in Moscow
The FIDE World Chess Candidates Tournament 2016  took place in Moscow’s digital hub, the DI Telegraph space in the historic Central Telegraph building from March 11 to 29, 2016. Eight of the world’s top grandmasters competed for a chance to face the reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen later this year. The €420,000 prize fund was also at stake. Tashir Group was the general partner of the Tournament.

The Candidates Tournament, considered one of the most important and grueling in the sport, played over 14 rounds and featured 8 GMs from six countries: Sergey Karjakin and Peter Svidler (Russia), Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana (the USA), Viswanathan Anand (India), Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria), Levon Aronian (Armenia) and Anish Giri (the Netherlands).

The Tournament  launched on March 10 with the World Chess Candidates Tournament gala opening event at the Moscow’s Pashkov House. On March 29, there was a closing ceremony of the Tournament and an award ceremony for the winner Sergey Karjakin who will face the World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in the US in November of 2016.
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