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November 24, 2010
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FIDE announced details for the 2011 Candidate Matches, set for Kazan, Russia from May 3-27. US Champion Gata Kamsky is one of the eight participants. Although GM Magnus Carlsen is listed below, he announced a few weeks ago that he will drop out of the cycle, and is expected to be replaced by GM Alexander Grischuk. Today's story on chessbase.com featuring Radjabov, reveals that things may not be so simple. See the announcement on fide.com and read more about the drama on chessvibes and chessninja.

FIDE announces that the Candidates Matches to determine the challenger for the next World Championship Match will be held in Kazan, Russia from 3 to 27 May 2011.

The 8 original qualifiers are GMs Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria), Magnus Carlsen (Norway), Vladimir Kramnik (Russia), Levon Aronian (Armenia), Boris Gelfand (Israel), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan), Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan) and Gata Kamsky (USA). In case of replacements, the 3 first reserves from the FIDE Grand-Prix 2008-2009 are respectively GMs Alexander Grischuk (Russia), Dmitry Jakovenko (Russia) and Wang Yue (China).

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