The Candidates: Vladimir Kramnik
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The Candidates: Vladimir Kramnik

The 2018 Candidates Tournament will be played in Berlin from 10-28 March. The winner will get a chance to fight for the World Championship title against Magnus Carlsen this November in London. We take a look at each candidate, analyzing his previous participations in similar events and his performance during 2017 and 2018. Let's see the profile of former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik.

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  • Reports Nov 1, 2017 | 9:32 AM 9

    Euro Teams 4: Hungary shock Russia

    Ian Nepomniachtchi turned from hero to zero on Tuesday in Hersonissos as his loss to Viktor Erdos saw Hungary beat the top seeds and take the lead after four rounds of the European Team Championship. They’re joined by Croatia, wh...

  • Reports Oct 31, 2017 | 1:18 PM 0

    Euro Teams 3: Nepo miniature gives Russia sole lead

    Ian Nepomniachtchi swept Viktor Laznicka aside in 26 moves as Russia won another match by a single game to take the sole lead in the 2017 European Team Championship. Seven teams trail by a point, including Armenia, Hungary, Croat...

  • General Oct 30, 2017 | 8:07 AM 91

    Vladimir Kramnik gets Candidates wild card

    Vladimir Kramnik has been nominated as the wild card to play the Candidates Tournament in Berlin next March to determine the next challenger for World Champion Magnus Carlsen. While not a big surprise – to date significant sponso...

  • Reports Oct 30, 2017 | 7:25 AM 0

    Euro Teams 2: Giri leads Dutch to win over Ukraine

    Anish Giri beat Pavel Eljanov as the Netherlands scored an upset win over 3rd seeds Ukraine in Round 2 of the European Team Championship. Top seeds Russia are one of the few top teams with a 100% match score, though the likes of ...

  • Reports Oct 29, 2017 | 11:48 AM 1

    Euro Teams 1: Italy shocks Azerbaijan

    Wins for Sabino Brunello and 17-year-old Luca Moroni saw 22nd seeds Italy pull off a shock victory over 2nd seeds Azerbaijan in Round 1 of the European Team Championship on Crete. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov was rested for that game, with...

  • General Oct 28, 2017 | 10:04 AM 4

    European Team Championship starts on Crete

    The 2017 European Team Championship starts today in Hersonissos on the Greek island of Crete, with Russia looking to defend the Open and Women’s gold medals they won in Reykjavik in 2015. Star names such as Levon Aronian, Shakhri...

  • Reports Oct 27, 2017 | 12:10 PM 2

    Wei Yi’s Sicilian strikes but Ivanchuk wins match

    Wei Yi crushed Vassily Ivanchuk’s Sicilian on his third attempt to take their match to tiebreaks, but Vassily bounced straight back to win both blitz games and score a 5:3 victory. There was the same scoreline in the other match,...

  • Reports Oct 26, 2017 | 8:17 AM 7

    MVL & Anand play in Baden-Baden winning start

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave celebrated his 27th birthday with a win over Ernesto Inarkiev as the 2017-2018 Chess Bundesliga season began on Saturday. Baden-Baden, winners for 11 of the last 12 seasons, duly began with two match wins, ...

  • Reports Oct 24, 2017 | 2:31 PM 6

    Ivanchuk leads Wei Yi in Hoogeveen

    Vassily Ivanchuk accepted Wei Yi’s rook sacrifice and advanced his king into the centre of a packed board to win Game 3 of their match and take a 2:1 lead. The veteran Ukrainian also showed he wasn’t afraid to take his young Chin...

  • Reports Oct 23, 2017 | 11:28 AM 6

    Anna Muzychuk targets quadruple gold

    Anna Muzychuk scored an unbeaten 9/11 to add the ACP European Women’s Rapid Championship to the double gold she won at the Women’s World Rapid and Blitz Championship in Qatar late last year. There was a surprise collapse from Val...


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