The opening ceremony for the World Chess Candidates Tournament took place in Berlin on Friday. The ceremony was held at the Kuhlhaus Berlin, where the tournament will play out over the next two weeks, starting on March 10 and will last until March 28. Several important guests spoke at the opening ceremony before the presentation of all the players. These included the President of Armenia... Еще Serzh Sargsian, World Chess CEO Ilya Merenzon, World Chess Federation Deputy President Georgius Makropoulos and Russian Chess Federation Vice President and CEO PJSC PhosAgro Andrei Guryev. The players that will be participating in the upcoming tournament include Russian players Sergei Karjakin, Alexander Grischuk and Vladimir Kramnik, US players Wesley So and Fabiano Caruana, China’s Ding Liren, Armenia’s Levon Aronian, and Azerbaijan’s Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.