Today in Chess: Candidates
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Today in Chess brings you all the excitement from the last week of the 2018 Candidates Tournament. Who will come out on top and challenge the current World Champion, Magnus Carlsen?
|At a Glance | Candidates 2018|
|Dates||March 10-28, 2018|
|Format||8-Player Double Round Robin|
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The Candidates tournament is an eight player double round-robin tournament being held in Berlin. 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 Fabiano Caruana and Wesley So of the United States, who qualified based on their ratings; Sergey Karjakin of Russia, the runner-up of the last championship match in 2014; Alexander Grischuk of Russia and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan, who were the top two finishers in the last Grand Prix; Levon Aronian of Armenia and Ding Liren of China, the winner and runner-up, respectively in the last World Cup; and Vladimir Kramnik, a wild card choice.
|March 10||Round 1|
|March 11||Round 2|
|March 12||Round 3|
|March 13||Rest Day|
|March 18||Round 7|
|March 19||Round 8|
|March 20||Round 9|
|March 21||Rest Day|
|Today in Chess coverage begins at 12 p.m. central starting with Round 10.
|March 22||Round 10|
|March 23||Round 11|
|March 24||Round 12|
|March 25||Rest Day|
|Today in Chess coverage begins at 1 p.m. central Round 13-Tiebreaks.|
|March 26||Round 13|
|March 27||Round 14/Closing Ceremony|
|March 28||Tie Breaks & Closing Ceremony|