FIDE World Cup in Tromso 2013

Kramnik
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No tie-breaks were necessary in this match as Kramnik won with 2.5-1.5 score to claim the 1st place in the World Cup! It has been a wonderful event to watch! Congratulations to the winner! 🙂

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FIDE World Cup in Tromso 2013

The 3rd game was a relatively fast draw with important exchanges starting as early as move 12! Andreikin only has one more game to equalize the score. Will he be able to do that?

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FIDE World Cup in Tromso 2013

Andreikin-Kramnik
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The 2nd game finished in a draw after lots of sacrifices/exchanges and it looks like all was prepared by Kramnik at home! He is leading 1.5-0.5 and is playing White today.

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Kramnik-Karjakin
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The first game of the final was played yesterday and it was a very interesting one indeed! Kramnik sacrificed a Q for a R and minor piece, got a passed pawn and very active piece play. Then forced Black to give up the R for a passed pawn and after getting two rooks vs Queen, converted it as the advantage was large.

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Kramnik, Andreikin
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Kramnik won the mini match (rapid) against Vachier-Lagrave and Andreikin did the same against Tomashevsky. Today is a rest day! Looking forward to Kramnik-Andreikin match tomorrow.

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