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Who are the Seconds in the Candidates

Each player in the Candidates Tournament is allowed (and expected) to bring along a second (organisers provide two hotel rooms to each team during the event). The seconds are usually responsible for the strategy and the game plan of the tournament. They prepare beginnings, develop novelties and set traps that the players are using during their games. Another important job of the second is to help the player cope with the enormous stress and pressure of the…

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FIDE Candidates Tournament 2020

Watch Candidates LiveThis March, many chess fans will be glued to their screens for days as they follow the world’s greatest chess players compete in one of the most important tournaments in their careers. And one of the most demanding. The Candidates tournament, a bi-annual double round-robin event determines who will challenge the World Champion for the title later this year. The fans will also have to learn the name of the hosting city –…

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