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    2018 Candidates Tournament Wild Card

    It has been announced that Vladimir Kramnik is the wild card entry for the 2018 Candidates Tournament.

    See here.
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    I would rather see Naka selected. But such is life!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    I would rather see Naka selected. But such is life!
    In the current rating list the highest player likely to miss out is #5 Vachier-Lagrave. So Naka (#10) is clearly not the most unlucky at this stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad View Post
    In the current rating list the highest player likely to miss out is #5 Vachier-Lagrave. So Naka (#10) is clearly not the most unlucky at this stage.
    True. Hopefully Lagrave still qualifies via Grand-Prix. I think he needs to finish first or 2nd in the last stage to do so.
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    What's Alexander's chances?
    Also in forming an opinion about wild card inclusion
    one has to consider players' popularity ie sponsorship attraction.
    The ex world champ still has a strong following!
    (particularly amongst Russian sponsors who usually put their money
    where their mouth is)!
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