For those that like to follow what goes on in the world of chess, starting this Friday the Candidates Tournament for this cycle of the World Championship starts. The winner of the tournament will go on to face Vishy Anand in a match for the title.
Even though there is no American player in the running, there is still going to be some great chess with many of the top players in the world competing.
The tournament is being played in London. It is a double Round Robin with the following players participating:
Magnus Carlsen - Norway - Highest rated person in the world/ever - Favorite to win
Vladmir Kramnik - Russia - Former World Champion
Levon Aronian - Armenia - Ranked #3 in the world