The winner of the Candidates Tournament will challenge Magnus Carlsen for the world championship title in the last quarter of 2014.
IND, former world champion
RUS, world cup 2013 winner
RUS, world cup 2013 finalist
BUL, grand-prix 2012-13 winner
AZE, grand-prix 2012-13 runner-up
ARM, rating list 2012-13
RUS, rating list 2012-13
RUS, host nominee
The official closing ceremony concluded the FIDE Candidates Tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk today.
Viswanathan Anand concluded the FIDE Candidates Tournament with a draw against Peter Svidler for a total of 8,5/14 points.
Viswanathan Anand will have another shot at the World Chess Championship title after winning the Candidates Tournament 2014 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.
Viswanathan Anand took a practical decision to accept draw against Dmitry Andreikin in a better, but extremely complicated position.
Peter Svidler – Levon Aronian Reti Opening A06 1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 Bg4 3.Bg2 e6 4.c4 c6 5.cxd5 Bxf3. Black wants to play with a symmetrical pawn structure, and in this case taking on f3 is necessary
In every game of the 11th round White players developed their kingside bishops on g2.
All four games of the 11th round of the FIDE World Candidates Tournament ended in draws.
Sergey Karjakin – Dmitry Andreikin Sicilian Defense B46 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.Qd3. A rare move first employed by Karjakin’s second Rustam Kasimdzhanov.
Today was the last day of two separate tournaments in Khanty-Mansiysk – a “Russian championship” and an “international event”.
Former World Champion Viswanathan Anand maintained a full point lead in the FIDE World Candidates Tournament after playing a draw with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in round 10.
For the first time the ASUS company became an official sponsor of the FIDE 2014 Candidates Tournament online broadcast. This is one of the key tournaments in a chess calendar.