Vladimir Kramnik wins Chess World Cup 2013 in Tromso, Norway
In Round 3 Kramnik went through tiebreaks again, and defeated Alexander Areshchenko 3-1 after the rapid games. Another set of Ukranians expected Kramnik in round 4 and round 5. The legendary Vassily Ivanchuk lost the classical match 1,5-0,5, same was the fate of Anton Korobov in the quarter finals.
In the semi final Kramnik met fierce resistance from Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and prevailed only after rapid tiebreaks.
The final against Andreikin started the best possible way for Kramnik – with a victory in game 1. From that point on Kramnik started playing stable chess without risks. Drawing games 2 and 3 put Andreikin in a difficult situation. Andreikin was obliged to look for a win in the final game, but he blundered and after a friendly shake of hands for draw, Kramnik won the Chess World Cup 2013. (with inputs from www.chessdom.com)