The Candidates: Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
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The Candidates: Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

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 end the series with the profile of the current world number 2, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.




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  • Interviews Oct 8, 2013 | 10:27 AM 1

    Andreikin: "I could get into professional gaming"

    Dmitry Andreikin is no stranger to computer games. He first shot to prominence as an internet blitz phenomenon and has only recently converted that potential into success in "over-the-board" chess. In a recent profile/interview h...

  • Interviews Oct 7, 2013 | 1:42 PM 0

    Goryachkina: "In women’s chess everything is possible"

    Russian 15-year-old Aleksandra Goryachkina is the rising star of women’s chess, but in a recent interview she explained why she still prefers to compete against women rather than men

  • Interviews Oct 7, 2013 | 1:19 PM 1

    Russian Championship underdog

    Anton Shomoev is the one player in the Russian Championship most chess fans will never have heard of. Rated 2579 and ranked around 300 in the world he doesn’t usually get to lock horns with the likes of Vladimir Kramnik

  • General Oct 7, 2013 | 1:00 PM 0

    Top German player claims lack of support

    Former World Junior Champion Elisabeth Paehtz was recently featured in the “satirical chess magazine” Kingpin. Topics ranged from the most irritating player she’d ever faced at the board to her love of opera, but there were also so...

  • Interviews Oct 7, 2013 | 12:48 PM 0

    Why Kramnik isn’t playing in Zurich 2014

    The 3rd Edition of the Zurich Chess Challenge is set to be spectacular, featuring 6 players from the Top 8 and the first meeting between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand after their World Championship match. The one surprise absence ...

  • Interviews Oct 7, 2013 | 9:35 AM 0

    Anand on the World Championship match

    “I thought it’s best not to plan for it”. That was World Champion Viswanathan Anand’s response in a recent video interview when asked what he would do if he lost his title in the upcoming match against Magnus Carlsen

  • Interviews Oct 7, 2013 | 7:00 AM 0

    Carlsen on the World Championship match

    In a month’s time Magnus Carlsen will take on Viswanathan Anand for the chance to become World Chess Champion at the age of 22, a feat only previously accomplished by Garry Kasparov. The young Norwegian talked about the match in a v...

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