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Candidates Tournament - Final Round

  • SonofPearl
  • on 4/1/13, 6:18 AM.

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The final round of the Candidates Tournament in London is underway! Only two players still have a chance of finishing first - Magnus Carlsen of Norway and Vladimir Kramnik of Russia.  The tournament winner will challenge the current world chess champion Vishy Anand for the title in a match later this year. 

Although they both start the round have the same score, Magnus Carlsen has a superior tie-break score because he has won more games than Vladimir Kramnik. Therefore, if they remain level at the end of the final round, Carlsen is the winner.

The standings before the final round

Name Fed Elo Pts
Magnus Carlsen NOR 2872
Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2810
Peter Svidler RUS 2747 7
Levon Aronian ARM 2809 7
Boris Gelfand ISR 2740 6
Alexander Grischuk RUS 2764 6
Vassily Ivanchuk UKR 2757 5
Teimour Radjabov AZE 2793 4

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The pairings for today's final round

Magnus Carlsen Peter Svidler 
Vassily Ivanchuk  Vladimir Kramnik
Boris Gelfand Alexander Grischuk 
Levon Aronian Teimour Radjabov 


The official FIDE website coverage is at london2013.fide.com.  Chess.com also has live coverage at Chess.comTV with IM Danny Rensch and GM Ben Finegold.  Look here for details. 



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The 2013 Candidates Tournament runs from 14 March - 2 April in London, with the winner earning the right to challenge current world champion Vishy Anand for the title.

The tournament is an 8-player double round-robin event and the venue is The IET at 2 Savoy Place on the banks of the river Thames. The total prize fund is €510,000 (approx 665,000 USD). 

All rounds start at 14:00 GMT, and the time control is 2 hours for 40 moves, then an extra hour added for the next 20 moves, then 15 minutes more with a 30 second increment to finish.

The results so far

Round 1  15/03/13   
Levon Aronian ½ - ½ Magnus Carlsen
Boris Gelfand ½ - ½ Teimour Radjabov 
Vassily Ivanchuk  ½ - ½ Alexander Grischuk 
Peter Svidler  ½ - ½ Vladimir Kramnik
Round 2  16/03/13   
Magnus Carlsen ½ - ½ Vladimir Kramnik
Alexander Grischuk  ½ - ½ Peter Svidler 
Teimour Radjabov  1 - 0 Vassily Ivanchuk 
Levon Aronian 1 - 0 Boris Gelfand
Round 3  17/03/13   
Boris Gelfand 0 - 1 Magnus Carlsen
Vassily Ivanchuk  0 - 1 Levon Aronian
Peter Svidler  1 - 0 Teimour Radjabov 
Vladimir Kramnik ½ - ½ Alexander Grischuk 
Round 4  19/03/13   
Magnus Carlsen 1 - 0 Alexander Grischuk 
Teimour Radjabov  ½ - ½ Vladimir Kramnik
Levon Aronian ½ - ½ Peter Svidler 
Boris Gelfand ½ - ½ Vassily Ivanchuk 
Round 5  20/03/13   
Vassily Ivanchuk  ½ - ½ Magnus Carlsen
Peter Svidler  ½ - ½ Boris Gelfand
Vladimir Kramnik ½ - ½ Levon Aronian
Alexander Grischuk  ½ - ½ Teimour Radjabov 
Round 6  21/03/13   
Peter Svidler  0 - 1 Magnus Carlsen
Vladimir Kramnik ½ - ½ Vassily Ivanchuk 
Alexander Grischuk  ½ - ½ Boris Gelfand
Teimour Radjabov  0 - 1 Levon Aronian
Round 7  23/03/13   
Magnus Carlsen ½ - ½ Teimour Radjabov 
Levon Aronian ½ - ½ Alexander Grischuk 
Boris Gelfand ½ - ½ Vladimir Kramnik
Vassily Ivanchuk  ½ - ½ Peter Svidler 
Round 8  24/03/13  
Magnus Carlsen ½ - ½ Levon Aronian
Teimour Radjabov  0 - 1 Boris Gelfand
Alexander Grischuk  1 - 0 Vassily Ivanchuk 
Vladimir Kramnik 1 - 0 Peter Svidler 
Round 9  25/03/13  
Vladimir Kramnik ½ - ½ Magnus Carlsen
Peter Svidler  ½ - ½ Alexander Grischuk 
Vassily Ivanchuk  1 - 0 Teimour Radjabov 
Boris Gelfand 1 - 0 Levon Aronian
Round 10  27/03/13  
Magnus Carlsen 1 - 0 Boris Gelfand
Levon Aronian 1 - 0 Vassily Ivanchuk 
Teimour Radjabov  ½ - ½ Peter Svidler 
Alexander Grischuk  0 - 1 Vladimir Kramnik
Round 11  28/03/13  
Alexander Grischuk  ½ - ½ Magnus Carlsen
Vladimir Kramnik 1 - 0 Teimour Radjabov 
Peter Svidler  1 - 0 Levon Aronian
Vassily Ivanchuk  ½ - ½ Boris Gelfand
Round 12  29/03/13  
Magnus Carlsen 0 - 1 Vassily Ivanchuk 
Boris Gelfand ½ - ½ Peter Svidler 
Levon Aronian 0 - 1 Vladimir Kramnik
Teimour Radjabov  ½ - ½ Alexander Grischuk 
Round 13  31/03/13  
Teimour Radjabov  0 - 1 Magnus Carlsen
Alexander Grischuk  ½ - ½ Levon Aronian
Vladimir Kramnik ½ - ½ Boris Gelfand
Peter Svidler  1 - 0 Vassily Ivanchuk 
Round 14  01/04/13
Magnus Carlsen Peter Svidler 
Vassily Ivanchuk  Vladimir Kramnik
Boris Gelfand Alexander Grischuk 
Levon Aronian Teimour Radjabov 

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Comments


  • 18 months ago

    Balachandar

    Tough luck for Kramnik, he would have been the challenger even if he would have just drawn today.

  • 18 months ago

    chessrook1234

    CHUCKY is the KING MAKER....he decides who wins...Wink

  • 18 months ago

    Balachandar

    Wow, I doubt anyone would have predicted this result. Carlsen and Kramnik both losing in the final round and Carlsen emerges as the challenger. May the conspiracy theorists who predicted that Ivanchuck would throw this game to Kramnik rest in peace.

  • 18 months ago

    ClavierCavalier

    I just saw that Carlsen lost.  The only chance for him is if Kramnik loses.  Sucks, really, since everyone has been going on about Carlsen vs. Anand all year.

  • 18 months ago

    jcm1978

    Everything hinges on the Ivanchuk-Kramnik game now.

  • 18 months ago

    TALminator

    I guess MC is human after all. 

    A great end to a great tournament.

  • 18 months ago

    sunandthreestars

    it will be funny to see both Carlsen and Kramnik lost in the last round

  • 18 months ago

    ananga1

    @laskerfan,

    the wait might just be over today

  • 18 months ago

    mccool72

    magnus the chess hero ever !!!

    he is realy amazing

  • 18 months ago

    Eternal_Patzer

    You have to like Kramnik's chances against Chucky.  If anyone can exploit his chronic time trouble, Vladimir can.  In that case, Magnus will have to win against Svidler and that might not be so easy.

  • 18 months ago

    LaskerFan

    @DaBigOne,

    http://london2013.fide.com/

    Then chose flash-viewer if your computer supports it.

  • 18 months ago

    LaskerFan

    @ananga1,

    you will then have to wait 20-30 years for that Wink

  • 18 months ago

    ananga1

    I would love it if magnus loses on timeLaughing

  • 18 months ago

    DaBigOne

    where can you see the games?

  • 18 months ago

    davidkaufmann

    I think that today we are going to see a (1-0) in Ivanchuk vs Kramnik game and a draw in Magnus Carlsen vs Svidler. 

  • 18 months ago

    Shibin123

    if Ivanchuk does not get into his usual time trouble and blunder away the game, then it will probably be Carlsen Vs Anand

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  • 18 months ago

    rob-shot

    i think carlsen,but who know? 

  • 18 months ago

    Uddipto

    are u guys thinking that anand is enjoying leisure in home . no matter its carlsen or kramnik . ANAND IS D KING

  • 18 months ago

    Vlodior

    Great expectations!

  • 18 months ago

    LaskerFan

    Carlsen is going for a win, Kramnik looks like going for a draw...

    Anand, your days are numbered!

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