Chess with Sam Collins

Defending champion Magnus Carlsen starts as favourite, but Russian GM Sergey Karjakin is a worthy challenger.

6th November, 2016
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FIDE Candidates Moscow, 2016

The World Chess Championship match takes place in New York this month. Defending champion Magnus Carlsen starts as favourite, but Russian GM Sergey Karjakin is a worthy challenger. Karjakin is particularly skilled in defending difficult positions and, importantly, produces his best chess in the most important competitions.

Karjakin secured his ticket to the match by winning the Candidates tournament in Moscow. American GM Fabiano Caruana could have gained first place...

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