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Eight of the world's top grandmasters will come to Berlin to play in the tournament that will be contested as a double round-robin over 14 games. The winner will play a match for the title against reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen in November of 2018.
There are eight participants in the Candidates Tournament: Sergey Karjakin of Russia, who lost the 2016 Championship Match to Carlsen but automatically qualified for the Candidates Tournament. He will be joined by the top two finishers in the World Chess Grand Prix Series, the winner and runner-up in the 2017 World Cup which is taking place in Tbilisi, two players who qualify by rating, and a wild card choice.
The prize fund will be €420,000, or about $460,000 at the current exchange rate. In addition to €420,000, the prize will also include 10% of the pay-per-view revenues from the event.
The Tournament will take place in Central Berlin, with tickets and digital subscriptions going on sale on October 2, 2017. Pay-per-view tickets will include German and English-language commentary, advanced analytics, behind-the-view scenes, options to choose camera angles and more, and will cost $15.
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