A change to the world chess championship candidates rules has raised hopes that India’s Vishy Anand, the holder, will meet Norway’s Magnus Carlsen, 20, who tops the chess rankings, in a 2012 or 2013 title match. The 2011 candidates in Kazan was settled by knock-out, where Russia’s Alex Grischuk controversially made quick draws in the long classical games to reach the final via blitz tie-breaks. Subsequently, elite chess grandmasters voted for an all-play-all format. APAs were used from 1950 until 1962, when Bobby Fischer claimed that his Soviet rivals had arranged results to minimise the American’s chances. The chess tournament was replaced by matches, in which Fischer famously destroyed …

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