Anand Wins Candidates With Room to Spare

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Chess News & Events | 0 comments

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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Candidates’ R14: Karjakin Second After Beating Aronian, Anand Undefeated

Posted by on Mar 30, 2014 in Chess News & Events | 0 comments

Viswanathan Anand, who had already clinched tournament victory on Saturday, finished undefeated at the FIDE Candidates’ Tournament. In the last round the Indian drew with Peter Svidler to reach a final score of 8.5/14. He didn’t lose a single game, like Tigran Petrosian at the 1962 Candidates’ in Curacao. Sergey Karjakin, who defeated Levon Aronian in the longest last game of the tournament, finished in second place. MORE LATER

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Candidates’ R13: Anand Draws, Clinches Rematch with Carlsen

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014 in Chess News & Events | 0 comments

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GM Viswanathan Anand held a worse ending against GM Sergey Karjakin in round 13 of the FIDE Candidates’ Tournament, clinching first place with a round to spare. He is the only player with a plus score.

Second-place GM Levon Aronian lost against the Trompowsky to bottom-seed GM Dmitry Andreikin, meaning no one is within a margin to overtake Anand.

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Anand earned a rematch against World Champion Magnus Carlsen

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014 in Chess News & Events | 0 comments

Former World Champion Viswanathan Anand claimed a convincing victory in the FIDE World Candidates Tournament 2014 to challenge the reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen to another match in November.

Anand made a draw against Sergey Karjakin in the 13th round of the tournament to secure a clear first place with a round to spare.

Anand held the world title from 2007 to 2013, when he lost a match against Carlsen in Chennai, India.

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said in an interview with Chessdom that there are “several proposals to organize the FIDE World Chess Championship 2014″.

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Candidates’ R12: Missed Chances For Anand, Topalov Beats Svidler

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Chess News & Events | 0 comments

In a tense 12th round at the 2014 FIDE Candidates’ Tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk Vishy Anand drew his game with Dmitry Andreikin, but could have won. In the only decisive game of the round, Veselin Topalov defeated Peter Svidler and so Anand is still a point ahead of Levon Aronian. Sergey Karjakin and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov have half a point less.

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