Armenia’s Aronian to partake in 2014 FIDE Candidates Tournament

The 2014 FIDE Candidates Tournament kicks off in Khanty-Mansiysk (Russia) today and will continue though April 1st.

The FIDE Candidates Tournament will determine the challenger who will face, later this year, the current title holder World Champion Magnus Carlsen for the prestigious FIDE World Championship.

The eight participants are Viswanathan Anand of India, Levon Aronian of Armenia, Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan and four Russian players – Vladimir Kramnik, Peter Svidler, Sergey Karjakin and Dmitry Andreikin.

Levon Aronian will face Viswanathan Anand in the first round.

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