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Monday, April 1, 2013

Fide Chess Candidates R14: Magnus Carlsen Wins Tournament, Qualifies to Challenge Vishy Anand in Nov, 2013

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Hi everyone, 

Breaking Chess News:  Magnus Carlsen has earned the right to challenge World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand later this year. The tournament ended with a crazy quirk of fate.

Carlsen won the the Fide Chess Candidates 2013 a few minutes back in an exciting last round. Both Vladimir Kramnik and Magnus Carlsen went into the last round with equal scores. If both were to win their last-round games, Carlsen would have qualified on the basis of the tiebreak as he had more wins. Carlsen would also have qualified if both drew, or both lost. Kramnik would have qualified if he were to win and Carlsen were to draw or if he were to draw and Carlsen were to lose. No one expected both Kramnik and Carlsen to lose their last round games this Monday to Vassily Ivanchuk and Peter Svidler respectively! 

The illustrious line-up in London included Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian, Teimour Radjabov, Peter Svidler, Alexander Grischuk, Boris Gelfand and Vassily Ivanchuk.  

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  • At April 1, 2013 at 2:46 PM , Anonymous alexis cochran, nz said...

    Congrats to world no 1 most exciting tournament in recent memory

  • At April 1, 2013 at 2:50 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Congratulations to Magnus. Just got back from work was wondering what happened. Thanks for quick update.

  • At April 1, 2013 at 2:58 PM , Anonymous Amrit Puri, Knights Chess Club, New Delhi said...

    Very exciting event in second half. Congrats to Carlsen.

  • At April 1, 2013 at 3:02 PM , Anonymous JL, Vienna said...

    What were the odds of both leaders losing their last round games. Crazy. CARLSEN WINS CHESS WINS in this supershow. No dull draws thats how chess should be played.

  • At April 1, 2013 at 3:48 PM , Anonymous Chris, NY said...

    Very exciting all the way. Congrats for Carlsen. He can sleep well now after Ivanchuk nightmare. Its funny how it was Ivanchuk who gave Carlsen the win in the end after the horroe.

  • At April 1, 2013 at 3:55 PM , Anonymous M Aver, Berlin said...

    Actually Kramnik has just one loss as compared to Carlsen's two. His was the stronger performance. Nevertheless congrats Magnus

  • At April 1, 2013 at 4:02 PM , Anonymous Maria, Moscow said...

    Sad for Kramnik. Very close, so close. :( Party for Carlsen.


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