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Candidates Chess 2018 LIVE!

The 2018 Candidates Chess Tournament will take place 10-28 March in Berlin. The prize fund will total €420,000, or an estimated $500,000 at the current exchange rate. In addition to €420,000, the prize will also include 10% of the pay-per-view revenues from the event. The winner will get a chance to fight for the World Championship title against Magnus Carlsen this November in London at the World Chess Championship 2018.

Participants in the 2018 Candidates Chess Tournament include Vladimir Kramnik, Alexander Grischuk, Wesley So, Levon Aronian, Fabiano Caruana, Ding Liren, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, and Sergey Karjakin. will provide daily live games coverage of the Candidates Chess Tournament with analysis by GM Marian Petrov and the Top Chess Engine Championship trio Stockfish, Komodo, and Houdini.

If you want to get involved in the community, chat with fellow chess friends, express your support, or discuss the games, visit the special page with live and chat dedicated to the Candidates.

For a lighter view on your Android mobile device, you can download the Chess Arena phone app here

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