The CANdidates Tournament

The CANdidates Tournament

Hikaru Junction

The CANdidates Tournament

As Caruana and Nakamura have freshly qualified for the Candidates tournament along with last year’s challenger, Anand, let’s take a look at a brilliant game each.


Tibor Fogarasi–Fabiano Caruana Budapest 2007


Alexander Shabalov-Hikaru Nakamura Miami 2007


Viswanathan Anand–Manuel Apicella Champigny sur Marne 1984

Who of the three is the strongest? Who else will qualify? Opinions, please!

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  • Posted 1633 days 3 hours and 7 minutes ago
    Standard memberptobler
    Who is the strongest? Before the last game of Norway Chess, I would probably favour Anand of the three - but only slightly.
  • Posted 1641 days 19 hours and 29 minutes ago
    That's fine, tvochess. It's not nitpick, it helps. Thanks for the compliment. Fixed.
  • Posted 1642 days and 30 minutes ago
    Standard membertvochess
    The last game, comment on move 16 mentions avoiding Rxh3. I guess this should be Rxc3. Don't take it as criticism or nitpicking please. I really like your blog posts. Your annotations are instructive to read and the theme is interesting. Please give us some more ;-)
  • Posted 1642 days 2 hours and 37 minutes ago
    Yes, thanks, Data Fly. Fixed.
  • Posted 1642 days 3 hours and 36 minutes ago
    Standard memberData Fly
    I think the final comment in first game should say Ne3+, not Nc4+ (which isn't possible and wouldn't be check even if it was!).
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