Final Photos of the London Candidates

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phplO1rH0.jpegThe 2013 London Candidates competition will surely go down in chess history as one of the most exciting world championship qualifying events ever held.

After a few early glitches the official website worked well, and the video coverage and commentary was excellent.

Thanks to all the players, organisers, the venue and everyone involved in the event for putting on a great show!

The closing ceremony and prize-giving took place at 11 Downing Street, the official residence of Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer.

The final results table

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Standing (l to r): Radjabov, Carlsen, Grischuk, Aronian, Ivanchuk
Seated (l to r): Svidler, Kramnik, Gelfand

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Magnus Carlsen with the current British Chancellor, George Osborne

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FIDE President Kirsan Illyumzhinov and AGON chief Andrew Paulson attended the prize-giving

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The winner, and now the official challenger to Vishy Anand, Magnus Carlsen

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The winner's medal

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The prize-giving venue: Number 11 Downing Street...

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...next door to the Prime Minister's residence at No.10

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L to r: Arbiter Adam Raoof, Andrew Paulson, Kramnik, Aronian, chess set designer Daniel Weil

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Lev Aronian and Vladimir Kramnik with the London Eye in the background

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Watermarked photos by the always excellent Ray Morris-Hill.
Other pictures by Anastasiya Karlovich and Peter Doggers.

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