Grischuk or Caruana? Oleg Skvortsov's Suggestions

Время публикации: 17.07.2013 19:44 | Последнее обновление: 17.07.2013 21:59

Russian businessman proposes to hold a match or a match-tournament

After the 5th stage of Grand Prix was finished it became clear that the last stage scheduled to take place from September 18th to October 2nd is decisive only for two players - Alexander Grischuk and Fabiano Caruana. According to the current overall Grand Prix standings one of these players can surpass Mamedyarov (who is currently second) only if taking clear first in the last stage. Others don't have even theoretical chances.

Russian businessman Oleg Skvortsov suggests holding a match between Grischuk and Caruana. In the commentary to our website Skvortsov explained that the left stage has no sense, while the match for the place in Candidates would attract spectators. There could be four or six classical games and rapid tie-break in case of a draw.

The businessman also suggests giving Mamedyarov an opportunity to play in the Candidates as the nominee of the organizers despite the venue of the competition.

"If there's no possibility of giving Mamedyarov the wild card, then there's another suggestion: the match-tournament between Grischuk, Caruana and Mamedyarov," Skvortsov says. "This has sense for Shakhriyar as well, because the chance that one of his rivals will finish first in the last stage is quite high, especially if taking into account the fact that other participants of the 6th stage absolutely have no motivation."

If all the interested parties - Grischuk, Caruana, Mamedyarov and the international chess federation - will agree to such proposition then Skvortsov is ready to take part in organization of such match-tournament. "Of course we will choose a nice venue for it, so the grandmasters won't complain," businessman added. 

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