In the end, there wasn’t even any drama. Viswanathan Anand sealed his victory in the Candidates Tournament with a round to spare – and to be honest, had virtually assured himself of the crown a few rounds prior to that – cementing a rematch with Magnus Carlsen later this year. In the end, Anand took first place (with 8.5 points on three wins and no losses) by a full point over Sergey Karjakin, who scored a marathon win over Levon Aronian on the final day. With all of the other games ending in draws, that sent Aronian tumbling down the tight field into a tie for 6th with Peter Svidler at a disappointing 6.5 points.

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