Torneo de Candidatos: se reanundará a partir del primero de noviembre

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08/09/2020 – La FIDE acaba de anunciar que las rondas restantes del Torneo de Candidatos, suspendido en su momento por la expansión de la pandemia del covid-19, se retomará con la octava ronda, el día 1 de noviembre de 2020. Ocho jugadores compiten por el previlegio y derecho de poder retar al Campeón del Mundo de Ajedrez, Magnus Carlsen por el título mundial. Según los contratos relacionados con el Torneo de Candidatos, Ekaterinburgo sigue siendo considerada como ciudad anfitriona. Sin embargo, debido a la situación de la pandemía, la FIDE ha determinado que Tblisi (Georgia) será una de las ciudades alternativas. "Aparte de Tbilisi, también estamos en contacto otras ciudades alternativas más, por si la situación en Rusia o Georgia volviese requerer nuevas restricciones", explicó Emil Sutovsky, Director General de la FIDE.

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Torneo de Candidatos 2020

Comunicado de prensa  orginal de la FIDE

The International Chess Federation (FIDE) is pleased to announce the resumption of the Candidates Tournament, the event that decides who will be the challenger to Magnus Carlsen's reign. The 8th round has been scheduled for November 1, 2020. According to the contract, Yekaterinburg, the city that organized the first round at the highest level in March 2020, is still considered as the hosting city. However, considering the epidemiological situation, FIDE has designated a reserve venue: the city of Tbilisi, in Georgia, has been officially approved as an alternative, and it is ready to host the tournament in the same time frame. 

The Candidates Tournament, which gathers the best eight chess players on the planet except for the World Champion himself, kicked off on March 15 in Yekaterinburg (Russia), at a very early stage of the coronavirus outbreak. With only 8 participants, the event was deemed safe to go ahead under the condition that it was played behind closed doors, with no public present at the auditorium, and reducing staff to the very minimum. Players, arbiters, and officials were tested for COVID-19 twice a day. "The health and safety measures were very similar to the ones currently being applied at the US Tennis Open and other sporting events, but at the time, all this was uncharted territory", explains the President of the International Chess Federation, Arkady Dvorkovich.

However, the event came to an abrupt end when the worsening of the pandemic situation forced the Russian government to preventively close its borders. The uncertainty caused by this decision, and the risk of having the players stuck in Russian territory at the conclusion of the event, forced FIDE to suspend the competition and fleet a private jet to fly the chess players out of the country before the lockdown was inforced.

The tournament, played under a double round-robin format, was suspended after the 7th round, when the Grandmasters Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) and Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia) were leading with 4,5 points. Since half of the games had already been played, the regulations establish that the results stand, rather than having the tournament re-started from scratch.

It is not the first time that an international chess event is interrupted in exceptional circumstances like these. In 1914 a tournament Mannheim (Germany), with 18 of the best players of the moment, was interrupted when Germany declared war on Russia. Most of the participants rushed to travel back home, with a notable exception: the Russian Efim Bogoljubov stayed behind, and after he married a German woman he would stay there permanently, never leaving the country again. Something similar happened during the Buenos Aires Chess Olympiad in 1939, when World War II broke out halfway into the event. The English team abandoned the competition immediately, but most others kept playing. Germany won the gold medal, but famously lost the war. A number of participants stayed in South America for some time, while a few of them would find a new home in Argentina, like the Polish-born Miguel Najdorf.

"Today’s announcement about the resumption of the Candidates is another positive step for chess fans and players. The World Championship cycle is one of the oldest sports traditions in the world, and it is FIDE's duty to protect it and ensure its continuity. This is also a crucial event in order to increase the popularity of chess around the world", explains the FIDE President. "We are aware that millions of fans are looking forward to seeing the best chess players on the planet back at the chess board, and we have spared no effort to make it possible despite the challenging circumstances. As we’ve stressed on several occasions, we would resume the competition only when it is considered safe to do so under the guidance of the leading public health authorities.”

"Apart from Tbilisi, we are also in touch with other potential host cities from several countries where the event could be moved to, in case additional restrictions reappear in Russia and Georgia", explains Emil Sutovsky, FIDE's Director-General.

Clasificación tras 7 rondas






Ian Nepomniachtchi




Maxime Vachier-Lagrave




Fabiano Caruana




Anish Giri




Wang Hao




Alexander Grischuk




Liren Ding




Kirill Alekseenko



Emparejamientos para la ronda 8

Fabiano Caruana (USA)  -

 Maxime Vachier-Lagr. (FRA)

Hao Wang (CHN)  -

 Liren Ding (CHN)

Ian Nepomniachtchi (RUS)  -

 Anish Giri (NED)

Kirill Alekseenko (RUS)  -

 Alexander Grischuk (RUS)

Todas las partidas disputadas


Ritmo de jugeo: 100 minutos/40 movimientos, más 50 minutos/20 movimientos, más 15 minutos por el resto de la partida, con un incremento de 30 segundos por movimiento, a partir del primer movimiento.

Los emparejamientos

Ronda 1 (17 de marzo de 2020)
Vachier-Lagrave – Caruana
Ding Liren - Wang Hao
Giri - Nepomniachtchi
Grischuk - Alekseenko

Ronda 2 (18 de marzo de 2020)
Caruana – Alekseenko
Nepomniachtchi - Grischuk
Wang Hao - Giri
Vachier-Lagrave – Ding Liren

Ronda 3 (19 de marzo de 2020)
Ding Liren - Caruana
Giri - Vachier-Lagrave
Grischuk - Wang Hao
Alekseenko - Nepomniachtchi

Ronda 4 (20 de marzo de 2020)
Caruana - Nepomniachtchi
Wang Hao - Alekseenko
Vachier-Lagrave - Grischuk
Ding Liren - Giri

Ronda 5 (22 de marzo de 2020)
Giri - Caruana
Grischuk - Ding Liren
Alekseenko – Vachier-Lagrave
Nepomniachtchi - Wang Hao

Ronda 6 (23 de marzo de 2020)
Grischuk - Caruana
Alekseenko - Giri
Nepomniachtchi - Ding Liren
Wang Hao - Vachier-Lagrave

Ronda 7 (25 de marzo de 2020)
Caruana - Wang Hao
Vachier-Lagrave - Nepomniachtchi
Ding Liren - Alekseenko
Giri - Grischuk


Ronda 8 (a partir del 1 de noviembre)
Caruana - Vachier-Lagrave
Wang Hao - Ding Liren
Nepomniachtchi - Giri
Alekseenko - Grischuk
Ronda 9 
Alekseenko - Caruana
Grischuk - Nepomniachtchi
Giri - Wang Hao
Ding Liren - Vachier-Lagrave

Ronda 10  
Caruana - Ding Liren
Vachier-Lagrave - Giri
Wang Hao - Grischuk
Nepomniachtchi - Alekseenko

Ronda 11 
Nepomniachtchi - Caruana
Alekseenko - Wang Hao
Grischuk - Vachier-Lagrave
Giri - Ding Liren

Ronda 12
Caruana - Giri
Ding Liren - Grischuk
Vachier-Lagrave - Alekseenko
Wang Hao - Nepomniachtchi 

Ronda 13 
Wang Hao - Caruana
Nepomniachtchi - Vachier-Lagrave
Alekseenko - Ding Liren
Grischuk - Giri

Ronda 14 
Caruana - Grischuk
Giri - Alekseenko
Ding Liren - Nepomniachtchi
Vachier-Lagrave- Wang Hao


Fecha Hora Actividad
15.03.2020   Llegadas
16.03.2020   Reunión técnica e inauguración
17.03.2020   Ronda 1
18.03.2020   Ronda 2
19.03.2020   Ronda 3
20.03.2020   Día de descanso (1)
21.03.2020   Ronda 4
22.03.2020   Ronda 5
23.03.2020   Ronda 6
24.03.2020   Día de descanso (2)
25.03.2020   Ronda 7
01.11.2020   Ronda 8
02.11.2020   Ronda 9
03.11.2020   Día de descanso (3)
04.11.2020   Ronda 10
05.11.2020   Ronda 11
06.11.2020   Ronda 12
07.11.2020   Día de descanso
08.11.2020   Ronda 13
09.11.2020   Ronda 14
10.11.2020   Desempates
11.11.2020   Salida



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