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March 10-29, 2016
Candidates Tournament
Candidates Tournament  

The Candidates tournament is played in Moscow on March 10-29, 2016. The winner of this double round round robin event advances to the World Chess Championship Match with the World Champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway). 

The lineup:

Fabiano Caruana (USA, 2794)
Anish Giri (Netherlands, 2793)
Levon Aronian (Armenia, 2792)
Hikaru Nakamura (USA, 2790)
Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria, 2780)
Vishy Anand (India, 2762)
Sergey Karjakin (Russia, 2760)
Peter Svidler (Russia, 2751)

Time control: 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the rest of the game. Each move from the move 1 adds extra 30 seconds on the players' clocks. 

The playing days: March 11-13, 15-17, 19-21, 23-25, 27-28. Rest days: March 14, 18, 22, 26.

All games begin at 3 pm Moscow time. 

Prize fund: 420,000 Euro. 

Ilya Merenzon is the tournament director.