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Carlsen – Anand 2013, World Chess Championship

Carlsen – Anand 2013, World Chess Championship

Magnus Carlsen has won the Candidates tournament 2013 and will be the official challenger of reigning World Champion Viswanathan Anand. The World Chess Championship 2013 is scheduled for November this year, more information soon on Chessdom.com. Magnus Carlsen won the Candidates after a few dramatic last days. He lost the lead against Ivanchuk, but managed [...]

Both Carlsen and Kramnik losing after time-trouble drama

Both Carlsen and Kramnik losing after time-trouble drama

Probably nobody predicted the scenario that has presented itself at the decisive round of the Candidates Tournament in London. Vassily Ivanchuk and Peter Svidler left the time-trouble struggle with winning positions against the leaders. If they are able to convert their advantages, Carlsen will be the overall winner of the event. Update: Both Carlsen and [...]

Gelfand and Grischuk draw and finish with a -1 score

Gelfand and Grischuk draw and finish with a -1 score

Grischuk gave perpetual check and forced the draw on move 27

Great suspense at the last round of the Candidates

Great suspense at the last round of the Candidates

Carlsen and Kramnik looked for ways to get long struggles

Carlsen and Kramnik neck to neck at Candidates Tournament in London

Carlsen and Kramnik neck to neck at Candidates Tournament in London

The Candidates Tournament 2013 in London continued Sunday with round 13 matches. Kramnik and Gelfand played a “human” game of chess, with lots of maneuvering and probing. Kramnik gradually increased the pressure and obtained advantage, but in an erratic time trouble he weakened the king with 37.f3 and could not find anything better than to [...]

Kramnik takes the lead after dramatic Candidates R12 in London

Kramnik takes the lead after dramatic Candidates R12 in London

The chess fans lived one of the most astonishing days in chess history today during the Round 12 of the Candidates Tournament 2013 in London. In an unseen 2800+ blunderfest Kramnik walked away with the full point against Aronian. At the same time determined and diligent Ivanchuk defeated world number one Magnus Carlsen to turn [...]

Kramnik wins and Aronian stumbles in London

Kramnik wins and Aronian stumbles in London

The last three rounds will see a fierce fight between Carlsen and Kramnik

Aronian loses against Svidler and drops to third place

Aronian loses against Svidler and drops to third place

Aronian still has two white games in the last three rounds

Kramnik beats Radjabov and is still in the fight for first place

Kramnik beats Radjabov and is still in the fight for first place

Kramnik won 3 out of his 4 last games

Carlsen wins and keeps the lead at the Candidates

Carlsen wins and keeps the lead at the Candidates

Kramnik and Aronian also won their games

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