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 Tournament 2014 with record breaking interest

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

Candidates Tournament 2014Candidates Tournament 2013 in London was one of the most successful events of last year. With high interest, good organization, and large media coverage, it became the pillar of the first half of the year and was only surpassed in visitors by the World Championship in Chennai.

Candidates Tournament 2014 is improving last year’s London numbers and registering record breaking levels. The Khanty Mansiysk event increases the unique visitors by 21% up to round 5 and by 25% up to round 10, compared to the same rounds of Candidates 2013. The well updated and active website enhances the pageviews number as well.

The highest numbers of visitors come from Germany, followed by USA, India, Russia, Armenia, France, Netherlands, UK, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Italy, Czech Republic, Brazil, and Sweden. Chess fans from a total of 207 countries and territories have visited the official page.

The record breaking interest is a direct result of the global rise in interest in chess, the well updated website, the stable and clear FIDE cycle, the well organized previous editions, and of course the fighting and unpredictable chess games by the participants.

The most interesting part of Candidates 2014 is yet to come, follow the live games at the official website.

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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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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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