Thursday 8 August 2013

2013 FIDE World Cup

Only 2 days to go before the start of the 2013 FIDE World Cup. Apart from the $100,000 first prize, two places in the next Candidates series are also on offer. The combination of the two rewards may account for what seems to be a very strong field in this years events. Almost all the top players in the world are taking part, with the obvious exception of Anand and Carlsen. Lev Aronian is the top seed, with Caruana seeded second and Kramnik third. Oceania representative Igor Bjelobrk as quite a tough opening opponent, in the shape of 4th seed Alexander Grischuk.
The official website for the tournament is here, and will be offering both live games, and live commentary.

1 comment:

Chris Skulte said...

Their website is very high quality. Thanks for the link.