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Gelfand versus Grischuk in the six-game candidates final match, starting now in Kazan. Games at 7am NY time. Rest day Saturday.

Kazan Candidates 2011 R2

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Semifinals starting today. Kamsky-Gelfand, Kramnik-Grischuk. Same format as first round with four-game matches.
Candidates matches begin May 5 in Kazan at 7am EDT. Kramnik-Radjabov, Kamsky-Topalov, Grischuk-Aronian, Mamedyarov-Gelfand.
Candidates matches begin on May 3 in Kazan. Topalov (BUL) - Kamsky (USA), Kramnik (RUS) - Radjabov (AZE), Aronian (ARM) - Grischuk (RUS), Gelfand (ISR) - Mamedyarov (AZE).

Anticlimax Monday

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Radjabov draws to take second GP candidates spot. Kamsky and Shulman draw to share the US title and have a sudden-death tiebreaker tomorrow.
Takes place in Azkaban, or something like that. Starting May 9. Final qualifier spot in the candidates is up for grabs. The players: Akopian, Alekseev, Eljanov, Gashimov, Gelfand, Inarkiev, Ivanchuk, Jakovenko, Leko, Mamedyarov, Ponomariov, Radjabov, Svidler, Wang Yue.
A look back at the top tournaments of 2009 and their winners. Will anyone dominate in 2010?

Boris Gelfand, Older and Wiser

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Recap of Gelfand's winning World Cup run.

World Cup Overfloweth

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World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk begins Saturday. 128-player KO. Gelfand, Ivanchuk, Svidler, Gashimov, Radjabov, Morozevich, and Grischuk star.
FIDE announced Azerbaijan will host, umm, half of the candidates matches. Aronian not allowed to play there, so another host country is needed.

Candidates Matches 2010!!?

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FIDE announces candidates matches instead of candidates tournament for 2010-11 cycle.

FIDE's Ill Communication

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Latest FIDE presidential board release on rating non-changes and cryptic remarks about the candidates cycle.

FIDE Candidate Tournament Mystery

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Question from 'frogbert' about which rating lists FIDE will use to find the rating qualifiers for the 2010 candidates tournament.
Bits and pieces. Kasparov birthday, Foxwoods ends, Grand Prix starts, Topalov interview.

Wrong Right

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Toronto Star article on how the Bulgarian organizers denied ChessBase permission to broadcast the Kamsky-Topalov match moves live.
Topalov wins a wild game seven to win the match and become the official WCh challenger. Kamsky had a win but no time to find it.

Kamsky-Topalov g6; Linares r5

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Kamsky-Topalov game six a solid Caro-Kann draw. Four more draws in Linares in round five.

Kamsky-Topalov g5: Kamstastrophe

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Topalov plays 1.e4 and Kamsky plays the French. Kamsky blunders horribly and goes from good drawing chances to nearly dead lost in one move. Topalov leads 3-2.
Kamsky wins a powerful game in the Ruy Lopez to even the match at the halfway mark.
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