Daniel King on the Candidates Tournament 2016

3/16/2016 – Four rounds are played at the Candidates Tournament 2016 in Moscow, Karjakin leads with 3.0/4 and a 2966 performance, Topalov is last with 1.0/4. Four of the 16 games played so far were decided, one in each round. And after each round Daniel King looks at the highlights and analyses them. Here are his videos from the first four rounds.

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The 2016 FIDE World Chess Candidates Tournament is a 14-round event, which determines the next Challenger to Magnus Carlsen's title, is taking place in Moscow from March 10–30. Eight players, including six of the World’s top-ten rated grandmasters. The time control is 100 minutes for the first 40 moves, 50 minutes for the next 20 moves and then 15 minutes for the rest of the game, plus an additional 30 seconds per move starting from move one. The guaranteed prize fund is US $420,000.


Candidates Tournament 2016 Round 4 Karjakin vs Anand and Caruana vs Topalov

Candidates Tournament 2016 Round 3 Giri vs Karjakin and Topalov vs Aronian

Candidates Tournament 2016 Round 2 Karjakin vs Nakamura

Candidates Tournament 2016 Round 1 Anand vs Topalov


Daniel King: Mr. Powerplay

Daniel King during a visit in Hamburg

Grandmaster Daniel King has been a professional chess player for more than 20 years and has represented his country in numerous competitions, amongst others in the historic win by the English over the Soviet Union in 1990 in Reykjavik. He is the author of more than 15 chess books and has wealth of experience as a trainer, assisting many of England’s leading players. He is also well known for his broadcasting on TV, radio and the internet, commentating major chess events. To the delight of chess fans worldwide, the grandmasetr hosts his monthly "Powerplay" show on the world's largest chess server, Playchess.com. He contributes to ChessBase Magazine, with the popular column "Move by Move", and  has also produced the highly praised PowerPlay DVD series for ChessBase. Daniel King lives in London.

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Beanie Beanie 3/16/2016 09:55
Poor Mr King often seems quite sick. I do hope he's ok.