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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|
|Format||8-Player Double Round Robin|
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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.
|March 10||Opening Ceremony|
|March 11||Round 1|
|March 12||Round 2|
|March 13||Round 3|
|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|
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