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ketchuplover

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Caruana emerges victorious







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Originally posted by: "penarth"
The Candidates tournament to find a challenger for Carlsen starts today. Who do you reckon will qualify and do they stand any chance against Magnus?

And what happened to Nakamura? He isn't one of the challengers and I would have thought he would have got to this stage.




In general I think he's weaker at endgames.







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Nakamura is experiencing a bit of a dip in form, I think. Here's how the 8 players qualified:

Runner-up of the World Chess Championship 2016 match:
Sergey Karjakin

The top two finishers in the Chess World Cup 2017:
Levon Aronian
Ding Liren

The top two finishers in the FIDE Grand Prix 2017:
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
Alexander Grischuk

The top two players with highest average 2017 rating who played in World Cup or Grand Prix:
Fabiano Caruana
Wesley So

Wild card nomination by the organisers:
Vladimir Kramnik

Magnus Carlsen is also not the same player he was a few years ago, in my humble opinion, and he wasn't that convincing in his 2016 match against Karjakin. So, I think some players (Caruana, for example) would have a chance.








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Sat Mar 10 2018 7:44AM | MsgID: 19782520


The Candidates tournament to find a challenger for Carlsen starts today. Who do you reckon will qualify and do they stand any chance against Magnus?

And what happened to Nakamura? He isn't one of the challengers and I would have thought he would have got to this stage.