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Candidates Tournament - The Result!

  • SonofPearl
  • on 2013.04.01. 11:12.

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The 2013 Candidates Tournament will live long in the memory, and its conclusion was as unexpected as it was amazing! The two remaining contenders, Magnus Carlsen and Vladimir Kramnik both had to keep one eye on each other's games, with Vladimir Kramnik needing to score a better result than his Norwegian rival to win the tournament.

Today is April Fool's day, but this is no joke: Magnus Carlsen and Vladimir Kramnik both lost their final round games!  Incredibly, Vassily Ivanchuk gradually outplayed Vladimir Kramnik, and Magnus Carlsen went astray in rare (for him) time trouble to turn an equal position into a loss.

Carlsen was first to resign, but relatively safe in the knowledge that Kramnik was probably losing as well. What a finale!

Two rounds ago, it seemed that Vassily Ivanchuk had cost Magnus Carlsen victory in the tournament, but by beating Vladimir Kramnik in the final round, he ended up saving his skin!  Try to fit a conspiracy story around that...Wink

Magnus Carlsen at the start of his final round game

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Peter Svidler's win gave him 3rd place in the tournament

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Vladimir Kramnik came so close to winning the tournament

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Vassily Ivanchuk is the toast of Norway after beating Kramnik!

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2013 Candidates Tournament Final Standings

Name Fed Elo Pts
Magnus Carlsen NOR 2872
Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2810
Peter Svidler RUS 2747 8
Levon Aronian ARM 2809 8
Boris Gelfand ISR 2740
Alexander Grischuk RUS 2764
Vassily Ivanchuk UKR 2757 6
Teimour Radjabov AZE 2793 4

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Lev Aronian completed Teimour Radjabov's miserable tournament by beating him after the Azerbaijani blundered in the endgame.

Lev Aronian ended the tournament with another win

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Boris Gelfand and Alexander Grischuk finished their campaigns with a draw

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The complete results of the 2013 Candidates

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 0 - 1 Peter Svidler 
Vassily Ivanchuk  1 - 0 Vladimir Kramnik
Boris Gelfand ½ - ½ Alexander Grischuk 
Levon Aronian 1 - 0 Teimour Radjabov 

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See you for the world championship in October/November: Magnus Carlsen versus Vishy Anand!

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The winner, and world championship challenger, Magnus Carlsen

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Photos by Ray Morris-Hill.

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  • 12 hónap ezelőtt

    ongelooflike

    Magnus is the upcoming World Chess Champion!!!

  • 15 hónap ezelőtt

    Aguchi71

    Anand all the way baby!

  • 16 hónap ezelőtt

    imurderpawns

    Carlsen is SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lucky

  • 16 hónap ezelőtt

    zzgloo

    The end of "Visshy Anand era " is about to come .

  • 16 hónap ezelőtt

    edward_glyver

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  • 16 hónap ezelőtt

    edward_glyver

    @ Kereshevsky, white is winning, see below:

  • 16 hónap ezelőtt

    hufon

    kereshevsky:

    all i read on this website after ivanchuk won against carlsen in round 12 (i think), a lot of carlsen-fans were crying that chucky was match-fixing and that crap. And now all i read, that it is fair, isn't that weird? And no, i am not carlsen-hater, even though i wished kramnik for win, but i admit, that carlsen will be world champion in the short future (for a long time).

  • 16 hónap ezelőtt

    edward_glyver

    @Kereshevsky, I did make a mistake, nevertheless the position is still completely winning for white

     

  • 16 hónap ezelőtt

    edward_glyver

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  • 16 hónap ezelőtt

    ferdinandplebie

    congratulations magnus carlsen

  • 16 hónap ezelőtt

    ferdinandplebie

    congratulations magnus carlsen

  • 16 hónap ezelőtt

    Knightern

    I agree KeReshevskyIn my opinion, we should put this matter to rest. The bottomline is that the best player won. Rules are rules and must be followed; they should not be a basis for arguments.

  • 16 hónap ezelőtt

    MindWalk

    kingfisher91: Your desire for "fresh chess" shouldn't override basic justice. When two players finish tied for first, the right to play for the world championship should be decided by games played between them--not by some other form of tiebreaker. The rules should not have been what they were to start with.

  • 16 hónap ezelőtt

    kingfisher91

    I don't get the people who are upset with the tournament's results. Kramnik may have outperformed Carlsen but he was already world champ once. I'd rather watch fresh chess of an ambitious 21yo chess genius than 8 rounds or so or rather drawish chess in the WC match. 

  • 16 hónap ezelőtt

    forrie

    chesslover11: "I have never seen Carlsen so happy as in the pic above."

    he is showing a lot of emotion for the no. 1 chess player...

  • 16 hónap ezelőtt

    tpolit

    Ivanchuk best player of tournament Cool

  • 16 hónap ezelőtt

    JulianGeblek

    What a Tournament ! A lot of nuances happened. Specially the sportivity & fairplay that players had been showed. Congrate Carlsen !. Thanks Gelfand & Chucky !!..

  • 16 hónap ezelőtt

    cimzowitsch

    nice Chucky...

  • 16 hónap ezelőtt

    hyperniko

    go magnus!

  • 16 hónap ezelőtt

    mado64

    I think Carlsen will win after very exciting chess match with Anand.

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