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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Colliver View Post
    Ding is going to get his 30 games played so will put into the candidates but will he get a visa to be able to get to Spain to play?
    There are a couple of humorous scenarios. This one, which I previously mentioned as potential issue for Ding. It is highly likely that he has taken the Chinese Covid Vaccine, but that Vaccine is not accepted in the EU. So, it he might struggle to get a visa to Spain.

    Another possibility, after all this focus on players now worried about their ratings, how many games others have played, is that Karjakin's appeal is successful and he is allowed to take his place in the 2022 Candidates, and all of this becomes irrelevant.

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    Aronian has also dipped below Mamedyarov on the live list, so if a second replacement were required (Eg if Ding or one of the qualifiers didn't play), he might be out of luck.
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Karjakin's appeal against being disqualified will be heard on May 5th-6th. Hopefully it will not be overturned.
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    Any news on whether Ding Liren is going to be able to get a visa so he can play in the candidates?

    I hope he can but his failure to get a visa to the Grand Prix tournaments is concerning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Karjakin's appeal against being disqualified will be heard on May 5th-6th. Hopefully it will not be overturned.
    If it is overturned it will be a disgrace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond View Post
    Aronian has also dipped below Mamedyarov on the live list, so if a second replacement were required (Eg if Ding or one of the qualifiers didn't play), he might be out of luck.
    Aronian is behind both Mamedyarov and So on the May rating list so if a replacement is needed it will be Mamedyarov.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Colliver View Post
    Aronian is behind both Mamedyarov and So on the May rating list so if a replacement is needed it will be Mamedyarov.
    Ding is confirmed I believe.
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