Carlsen will play in the 2013 Candidates

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Magnus Carlsen, the world’s highest-rated player, may now become World Champion. Carlsen will take part in the 2013 Candidates tournament – to be held in London, UK, March 15 to April 1.

This double-Round-Robin tournament will determine the official challenger for the world title. The challenger will then play a championship match against current World Champion Viswanathan Anand.

The article from the Guardian “Chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen enters endgame for world title” provides quite a good preview.

The 2013 candidates are:
1. Magnus Carlsen (NOR)
2. Vladimir Kramnik (RUS)
3. Levon Aronian (ARM)
4. Teimour Radjabov (AZE)
5. Alexander Grischuk (RUS)
6. Vasily Ivanchuk (UKR)
7. Peter Svidler (RUS)
8. Boris Gelfand (ISR)

Check the official site of the London 2013 Candidates Tournament for live games and the latest results.

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