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Candidates Chess Tournament 2016

The Candidates Chess Tournament 2016 took place in Moscow from March 11 to 29, 2016 and was played over 14 rounds.

Eight of the world’s top chess grandmasters participated. The winner is the challenger to face the reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen.


Fabiano Caruana
Fabiano Caruana (USA) Elo 2794, World Rank 3

Anish Giri
Anish Giri (the Netherlands) Elo 2793, World Rank 4

Hikaru Nakamura
Hikaru Nakamura (USA) Elo 2790, World Rank 6

Levon Aronian
Levon Aronian (Armenia) Elo 2786, World Rank 7

Veselin Topalov
Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) Elo 2780, World Rank 8

Viswanathan Anand
Viswanathan Anand (India) Elo 2762, World Rank 12

Sergey Karjakin
Sergey Karjakin (Russia) Elo 2760, World Rank 13

Peter Swidler
Peter Svidler (Russia) Elo 2757, World Rank 16


Karjakin wins the tournament and is the challenger to face world champion Magnus Carlsen in a match for the title.

Karjakin 8.5
Caruana 7.5
Anand 7.5
Giri 7
Nakamura 7
Aronian 7
Swidler 7
Topalov 4.5

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