... Too They're Off! Candidates 2013

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Round 1: Levon Aronian has white against Magnus Carlsen
Play has started at Savoy Place inwards i of the most eagerly-awaited chess tournaments for years. This could hold upward the start out of Magnus Carlsen's inexorable rising to the globe title. That is, if the other vii players haven't read the script. Teimour Radjabov is quoted equally maxim "there are no favourites" and, spell I wouldn't grip amongst that, it has to hold upward said that the 'Seven Samurai' that Magnus faces - Levon Aronian, Vlad Kramnik, Teimour Radjabov, Alexander Grischuk, Peter Svidler, Boris Gelfand together with Vassily Ivanchuk [edit -Oops! I left Ivanchuk out of my master copy listing - JS] - all convey a realistic run a jeopardy of success.

Play has been inwards progress for simply over an lx minutes equally I write and, of course, zilch of significance has happened at the board. All iv boards await marking (ish). So, instead of commentary on the play, I'll part a duet of amusing incidents amongst you.

The start out was when arbiter Werner Stuebenvoll introduced the FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov to the audience together with said that he was nearly to brand the traditional opening deed of the game "Anand-Radjabov". This elicited a express joy from the audience, together with the arbiter speedily corrected it to "Gelfand-Radjabov". Perhaps he had forgotten that Vishy Anand had succeeded inwards retaining his championship against Boris Gelfand concluding year.

The 2nd was when Vlad Kramnik took out his pen from his within jacket pocket. He fumbled amongst it for a  few moments but an amused facial expression on his human face upward was the clue to a serious pen malfunction. Calamity! He got upward together with went offstage for a few moments but, luckily, he was dorsum at the board amongst a novel pen earlier the arbiter called 'play'. (We wouldn't desire whatever 'zero tolerance' defaults, would we?)

One to a greater extent than serious flake of gossip: FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has been quoted equally maxim inwards a press interview today that the adjacent globe championship match, inwards which Vishy Anand volition run across the winner of the London tournament, volition "probably hold upward inwards India".
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