Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Magnus Carlsen wins Candidates Tournament

Magnus Carlsen has won the Candidates tournament 2013 and will be the official challenger of reigning World Champion Viswanathan Anand.

The World Chess Championship 2013 is scheduled for November this year.

Magnus Carlsen won the Candidates after a few dramatic last days. He lost the lead against Ivanchuk, but managed to catch up with Kramnik after a supershow against Radjabov.

In the last round Carlsen lost to Svidler, but so did Kramnik to Ivanchuk.

Carlsen and Kramnik finished with equal points, but Carlsen was declared winner on tiebreak – more wins.

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