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Today in Chess brings you coverage, recaps and analysis from today's top chess events. Join us as Grandmasters Yasser Seirawan, Maurice Ashley and Alejandro Ramirez dig into the 2016 Candidates Tournament.

At a Glance | Candidates 2016
Dates March 10-30, 2016
Location Moscow, Russia
Format 8-Player Double Round Robin
Prize Fund €420,000
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The Candidates tournament is an eight player double round-robin tournament being held in Moscow. The winner of the tournament becomes the challenger in facing World Champion Magnus Carlsen in November for the world title.

The eight participants in the Candidates tournament are Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria and Anish Giri of the Netherlands, who qualified based on their ratings; Viswanathan Anand of India, the runner-up of the last championship match in 2014; Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana of the United States, who were the top two finishers in the last Grand Prix; Sergey Karjakin and Peter Svidler of Russia, the winner and runner-up, respectively in the last World Cup; and Levon Aronian of Armenia, a wild card choice.


Date Event
March 10 Opening Ceremony
March 11 Round 1
March 12 Round 2
March 13 Round 3
March 14
Rest Day
March 15
Round 4
March 16
Round 5
March 17
Round 6
March 18 Rest Day
March 19 Round 7
March 20 Round 8
March 21 Round 9
March 22 Rest Day
March 23 Round 10
March 24 Round 11
March 25 Round 12
March 26 Rest Day
March 27 Round 13
March 28 Round 14
March 29 Tie Breaks & Closing Ceremony
March 30 Departure
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