That’s my sister Judit getting off the FIDE plane in Elista


Candidates Arrive in Elista

Delegations arrived by charter flight last night in Elista for the Candidates Matches. FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov heads the Opening ceremonies today. Both rounds of the Candidates Matches for the 2007 World Championship Tournament will take place in Elista, 26 May – 14 June 2007.

The prize fund for each match of both rounds will be USD 40,000. Go to the page of the Candidates Matches, see Rd 1 pairings. From the 16 Grandmasters, the top 4 will qualify for the 2007 World Chess Championship Tournament in Mexico, 11 September – 1 October, joining the defending World Champion Vladimir Kramnik (RUS) and GMs Vishy Anand (IND), Peter Svidler (RUS), Alexander Morozevich (RUS) who have already qualified from the previous World Championships.

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