Candidates Matches 2011 in Kazan
From 3 to 27 May 2011 the FIDE Candidates Matches take place in Kazan, Russia. The winner will qualify to challenge the World Champion GM Vishy Anand in a 12-game match during the first half of 2012.
Quarterfinals (best of four): 5 May - 9 May:
V. Topalov (Bulgaria, 2775) - G. Kamsky (USA, 2733)
Semifinals (best of four): 12 May - 16 May:
B. Gelfand (Israel, 2733) - G. Kamsky (USA, 2733)
Final (best of six): 19 May - 26 May:
B. Gelfand - A. Grischuk
Time control:120 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 60 minutes for the next 20 moves and then 15 minutes for the rest of the game plus an additional 30 seconds increment per move, starting from move 61.
Tiebreaks: four games of 25 minutes plus 10 seconds increment, two blitz games (five minutes plus three seconds) and one sudden death game (five against four, with three seconds increment from move 61, and draw odds for Black).
Games begin: 3:00pm Moscow time / 12:00pm GMT
Live commentaries by GM Sergey Shipov:
F: Day 1: Grischuk - Gelfand 1/2 - 1/2
Ура! У нас есть расписание!!