Who will survive this grueling physical, mental & emotional challenge?

The Candidates Tournament will take place in Berlin, Germany on March 10 — 28, 2018

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.

The 8 players (by current rating order):

GM S. Mamedyarov (1st time)

GM V. Kramnik

GM W. So (1st time)

GM L. Aronian

GM F. Caruana

GM Ding Liren (1st time)

GM A. Grischuk

GM S. Karjakin