|World Championship Candidates (2016)|
Played between 11-28 March 2016 in Moscow, Russia, with rest days March 14, 18, 22 and 26, this World Championship Candidates tournament determined who would be the challenger for the World Championship title in 2016. Sergey Karjakin emerged victorious after leading for most of the time and clinching matters with a last-round win.
The qualifiers for this tournament were the loser of the Carlsen - Anand World Championship Match (2014) (Anand), the top two finishers of the World Cup (2015) (Karjakin and Svidler), the top two finishers in the FIDE Grand Prix 2014-2015 which ended with the FIDE Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk (2015) (Caruana and Nakamura), the next two highest rated players, based on the average of their monthly FIDE ratings in 2015 (Giri and Topalov), and one wildcard nominated by Agon (Aronian). Tiebreak criteria (see also http://chess-results.com/tnr207261....) :
1. head-to-head results between the tied players
2. number of wins
3. Sonneborn-Berger score
4. rapid/blitz playoffs
The two tournament leaders, Caruana and Karjakin, were paired in the final round. Because of the tiebreak criteria, Caruana had black against Karjakin in a must-win situation, and lost the game. Crosstable:
Sergey Karjakin qualified for the Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship Match (2016).
Elo 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
1 Karjakin 2760 ** ˝1 10 ˝˝ ˝˝ ˝˝ 1˝ ˝1 8˝
2 Caruana 2794 ˝0 ** ˝1 ˝˝ ˝˝ ˝˝ ˝1 ˝˝ 7˝
3 Anand 2762 01 ˝0 ** 1˝ ˝1 ˝˝ ˝0 1˝ 7˝
4 Svidler 2757 ˝˝ ˝˝ 0˝ ** ˝1 ˝˝ ˝˝ ˝˝ 7
5 Aronian 2786 ˝˝ ˝˝ ˝0 ˝0 ** ˝˝ 1˝ 1˝ 7
6 Giri 2793 ˝˝ ˝˝ ˝˝ ˝˝ ˝˝ ** ˝˝ ˝˝ 7
7 Nakamura 2790 0˝ ˝0 ˝1 ˝˝ 0˝ ˝˝ ** 11 7
8 Topalov 2780 ˝0 ˝˝ 0˝ ˝˝ 0˝ ˝˝ 00 ** 4˝
Chess Siberia: http://www.chessib.com/chess-candid.... ChessBase: https://en.chessbase.com/post/serge... Chess.com: https://www.chess.com/news/view/kar... TWIC: http://theweekinchess.com/chessnews... See also Wikipedia article: Candidates Tournament 2016
Previous edition: World Chess Championship Candidates (2014). Next: World Championship Candidates (2018)
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 56
|1. Nakamura vs Caruana
||½-½||31||2016||World Championship Candidates||A30 English, Symmetrical|
|2. Anand vs Topalov
||1-0||49||2016||World Championship Candidates||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|3. Karjakin vs Svidler
||½-½||30||2016||World Championship Candidates||D16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|4. A Giri vs Aronian
||½-½||65||2016||World Championship Candidates||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|5. Karjakin vs Nakamura
||1-0||38||2016||World Championship Candidates||E15 Queen's Indian|
|6. Caruana vs A Giri
||½-½||42||2016||World Championship Candidates||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|7. Svidler vs Topalov
||½-½||30||2016||World Championship Candidates||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|8. Aronian vs Anand
||½-½||31||2016||World Championship Candidates||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|9. Nakamura vs Svidler
||½-½||64||2016||World Championship Candidates||D16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|10. Topalov vs Aronian
||0-1||50||2016||World Championship Candidates||A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto|
|11. Anand vs Caruana
||½-½||40||2016||World Championship Candidates||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|12. A Giri vs Karjakin
||½-½||30||2016||World Championship Candidates||E15 Queen's Indian|
|13. Nakamura vs A Giri
||½-½||32||2016||World Championship Candidates||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|14. Caruana vs Topalov
||½-½||52||2016||World Championship Candidates||C50 Giuoco Piano|
|15. Svidler vs Aronian
||½-½||41||2016||World Championship Candidates||A22 English|
|16. Karjakin vs Anand
||1-0||43||2016||World Championship Candidates||A06 Reti Opening|
|17. Topalov vs Karjakin
||½-½||41||2016||World Championship Candidates||E15 Queen's Indian|
|18. Aronian vs Caruana
||½-½||30||2016||World Championship Candidates||A77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2|
|19. Anand vs Nakamura
||½-½||30||2016||World Championship Candidates||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|20. A Giri vs Svidler
||½-½||30||2016||World Championship Candidates||D73 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3|
|21. Topalov vs A Giri
||½-½||68||2016||World Championship Candidates||E61 King's Indian|
|22. Aronian vs Nakamura
||1-0||83||2016||World Championship Candidates||E15 Queen's Indian|
|23. Anand vs Svidler
||1-0||24||2016||World Championship Candidates||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|24. Caruana vs Karjakin
||½-½||36||2016||World Championship Candidates||E15 Queen's Indian|
|25. Karjakin vs Aronian
||½-½||31||2016||World Championship Candidates||A07 King's Indian Attack|
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|Apr-27-16|| ||dynamica: Relax after game:
- having a nice sleep
- taking regular exercise will fight stress and gives you endurance while playing chess.
|Apr-29-16|| ||dynamica: Aronian - Carlsen
click for larger view
|Apr-29-16|| ||dynamica: Aronian - Carlsen
|Apr-29-16|| ||dynamica: Carlsen - Eljanov
click for larger view
|Apr-30-16|| ||dynamica: Carlsen - Eljanov
Great solid game,solid defensive position is constructed.
|May-01-16|| ||dynamica: I walked through the door with you.
It was cold, but something about it felt like home somehow, and I Left my scarf there at your sister's house
And you still got it in your drawer even now.
Oh, your sweet disposition
And my wide eyed gaze,
We're singing in a car getting lost upstate.
The autumn leaves falling down like pieces in their place And I can picture it after all these days,
And I know it's long gone, and that magic's not here no more, And it might be okay, but I'm not fine at all.
Cause here we are again on that little town street.
You almost ran the red cause you were looking over me. Wind in my hair, I was there, I remember it all too well. Photo album on my counter,
Your cheeks were turning red.
You used to be a little kid with glasses in a twin size bed And your mother's telling stories 'bout you on the T-ball team. You tell me about your past thinking your future was me. And I know it's long gone, and there was nothing else I could do, And I forget about you long enough to forget why I needed to. Cause here we are again in the middle of the night,
Down the stairs I was there I remember it all too well. And maybe we got lost in translation,
Maybe I asked for too much.
But maybe this thing was a masterpiece
Till you tore it all up.
Running scared, I was there,
I remember it all too well.
Hey, you called me up again
Just to break me like a promise?
So casually cruel in the name of being honest.
I'm a crumpled up piece of paper lying here,
Cause I remember it all, all, all too well.
Time won't fly, it's like I'm paralyzed by it.
I'd like to be my old self again,
But I'm still trying to find it.
After plaid shirt days and nights when you made me your own, Now you mail back my things and I walk home alone,
But your keep my old scarf from that very first week, Cause it reminds you of innocence and it smells like me. You can't get rid of it, cause you remember it all too well, yeah. Cause there we are again, when I loved you so,
Back before you lost the one real thing you've ever known. It was where, I was there, I remember it all too well. Wind in my hair, you were there, you remember it all. Down the stairs, you were there, you remember it all. It was where, I was there, I remember it all too well.
|May-02-16|| ||dynamica: Hermonic:'"That,s totally barbaric."
Ron:"That's wizards chess."
|May-02-16|| ||Petrosianic: "No, it's Battle Chess, but we don't think Interplay has enough money to sue."|
|May-02-16|| ||dynamica: MIRANDA Sweet lord, you play me false.
FERDINAND No, my dear’st love,
I would not for the world.
MIRANDA Yes, for a score of kingdoms you should wrangle, And I would call it, fair play.
ALONSO If this prove
A vision of the Island, one dear son
Shall I twice lose.
SEBASTIAN A most high miracle!
FERDINAND Though the seas threaten, they are merciful; I have cursed them without cause.
|May-02-16|| ||GiuocoPianoMan: Does anyone know what the time control will be in the World Championship match? Is it going to be 90mins/40 moves? And how does the increment work? Thanks!|
|May-02-16|| ||cro777: The time control shall be: 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes
for the next 20 moves and then 15 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting after move 61 has been made.|
|May-02-16|| ||GiuocoPianoMan: <Cro777> I see so many matches now with 90 mins- I do hope you are correct because I think more time will help Sergey play good chess against Magnus- no small task indeed!|
|May-02-16|| ||devere: <GiuocoPianoMan: <Cro777> I see so many matches now with 90 mins- I do hope you are correct because I think more time will help Sergey play good chess against Magnus- no small task indeed!>|
120 minutes for 40 moves is the same amount of time as 100 minutes + a 30 second increment starting at move 1. 90 minutes + 30 seconds is 10 minutes less time for the first 40 moves. Most chess players prefer the increment from move 1 because it greatly lessens extreme time pressure blunders.
|May-08-16|| ||dynamica: Today's translation tools also tend to move only between two languages.In the future the number of languages being spoken won't matter.You could host a dinner party with eight people at the table speaking different languages.
by The Wall Street Journal.|
|May-11-16|| ||dynamica: According to legend, a donkeys introduced the practice of pruning to grape: apparently , a donkeys nibbled at a grape much to the horror of the villagers! However, when this vine produced particularly large fruit, the villagers got the idea to start pruning their vines from then on. As amusing as the past may appear, every hobby-vintner needs to reflect on present day technologies and use contemporary pruning methods.|
|May-12-16|| ||technical draw: A new name: Drawnish Giri.|
|May-13-16|| ||moronovich: <technical draw:> A new name : "One Month too late Man"|
|May-13-16|| ||technical win: <moronovich: <technical draw:> A new name : "One Month too late Man"> |
Man, that was a hoot! What else could you expect from <t.draw>?
|Sep-09-16|| ||dynamica: If you just have somebody’s phone number, what could you do?|
Karsten Nohl: Track their whereabouts, know where they go for work, which other people they meet when. We can spy on whom they call and what they say over the phone. And We can read their texts.
Now cellphones and mobile phone networks are vulnerable to hacking.
|Sep-09-16|| ||dynamica: Keyser Söze is familiar with development Karsten Nohl?|
Kobayashi:Yes, he yesterday install on his computer.
|Jun-11-17|| ||User not found: Really???!|
|Feb-23-18|| ||chancho: 15 days to go until the 2018 Candidates tournament begins.|
This is possibly Levon Aronian's last great chance to play for the title.
|Mar-23-18|| ||jith1207: It is not going well for Aronian, but I would not discount his chances in future. He would be stronger as ever soon, and it all has to come at right time. Winning the Candidates after a tough qualification is tough indeed.|
|Mar-26-18|| ||Peligroso Patzer: The two links at the bottom of the caption box, above (to the official site and crosstable) have expired.|
In lieu thereof, the Wikipedia page for this tournament provides a considerable amount of useful information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candi...
|Jul-17-18|| ||jith1207: Thanks <PP>. FIDE cannot even keep up the website in this day and age for a tournament that happened just one cycle of candidates ago?|
No wonder chess historians have tough job keeping all the data archived somehow.
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