The Candidates Tournament

Anand
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The tournament has come to it’s end. Anand won the 1st place (and the right to play a match against Carlsen) with 8.5 points, Karjakin was 2nd with 7.5 and third place was shared by Kramnik, Mamedyarov and Andreikin, who have 7.

Results of the 14th, last round

Aronian 0-1 Karjakin
Anand 1/2 Svidler
Mamedyarov 1/2 Kramnik
Topalov 1/2 Andreikin

Final standings

1 GM Anand Viswanathan 2770 IND 8½ 0 3 57,25
2 GM Karjakin Sergey 2766 RUS 7½ 0 3 51,75
3 GM Kramnik Vladimir 2787 RUS 7 2½ 3 49,25
4 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2757 AZE 7 2 3 48,00
5 GM Andreikin Dmitry 2709 RUS 7 1½ 2 48,50
6 GM Aronian Levon 2830 ARM 6½ 1½ 3 45,00
7 GM Svidler Peter 2758 RUS 6½ ½ 3 46,00
8 GM Topalov Veselin 2785 BUL 6 0 2 42,25

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The Candidates Tournament

The last round will begin in a little more than one hour! View the live games here.

Pairings of the last round

Anand 8 – 6 Svidler
Aronian 6.5 – 6.5 Karjakin
Mamedyarov 6.5 – 6.5 Kramnik
Topalov 5.5 – 6.5 Andreikin

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The Candidates Tournament

Playing hall
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And Anand did it. Not only he managed to save a very unpleasant endgame against Karjakin in 13th round, but he also won the Candidates tournament (and thus got the possibility to fight for the crown against Carlsen this November) with one round to go!

Results of the 13th round

Karjakin 6 1/2 7.5 Anand
Andreikin 5.5 1-0 6.5 Aronian
Svidler 5.5 1/2 6 Mamedyarov
Kramnik 5.5 1-0 5.5 Topalov

Standings after 13 rounds

Anand 8
Aronian, Mamedyarov, Andreikin, Kramnik, Karjakin 6.5
Svidler 6
Topalov 5.5

Pairings of the 14th round

Aronian – Karjakin
Anand – Svidler
Mamedyarov – Kramnik
Topalov – Andreikin

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The Candidates Tournament

The 13th round has started half an hour ago! View the games live here.

Pairings of the 13th round

Karjakin 6 – 7.5 Anand
Andreikin 5.5 – 6.5 Aronian
Svidler 5.5 – 6 Mamedyarov
Kramnik 5.5 – 5.5 Topalov

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The Candidates Tournament

Anand-Andreikin
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Again a very interesting round! Anand’s position was tricky and incredibly good but he chose to repeat the moves. And thanks to Topalov’s win over Svidler he left the last place and it is shared now. Anand is leading with 7.5 points, Aronian has 6.5, Mamedyarov & Karjakin have 6.

Results of the 12th round

Anand 7 1/2 5 Andreikin
Aronian 6 1/2 5 Kramnik
Mamedyarov 5.5 1/2 5.5 Karjakin
Topalov 4.5 1-0 5.5 Svidler

Standings after 12 rounds

Anand 7.5
Aronian 6.5
Mamedyarov, Karjakin 6
Kramnik, Svidler, Topalov, Andreikin 5.5

Friday is a rest day.

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