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Viswanathan Anand wins 2014 FIDE Candidates Chess tournament

Viswanathan Anand

March 29, 2014 - Moscow, Russia

  • Five-time World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand won the 2014 FIDE Candidates Chess Tournament to set up another clash against current World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen.
  • Viswanathan Anand, on Saturday, settled for a draw with Sergey Karjakin of Russia in the 13th and penultimate round of the Candidates tournament.
  • Anand played black in today's match against Karjakin and had to play 91 moves before the two settled for a draw.
  • With an unassailable 1.5 point lead, Viswanathan Anand will now see to regain World Chess Championship title in November against Carlsen.
  • Magnus Carlsen has dethroned Anand in Chennai in November 2013.
  • After 13 rounds, Anand has eight points, one and half clear of Karjakin, Kramnik, Mamedyarov, Andreikin and Aronian who all have 6.5 points each.
  • The biggest upset of the tournament came today when Levon Aronia, the favourite to win the tournament, lost to lowest ranked Dmitry Andreikin of Russia.
  • Vishy Anand is still unbeaten in the tournament, having won three rounds and drawn 10 matches. He will face Peter Svidler in the next round, though the result will not be of much importance.

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