World Candidates 2014-13: It’s a rematch!

2014 World Championship Candidates
March 11th-April 1st, 2014 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia)
Round #13
#
Name
Flag
Rating
Result
Name
Flag
Rating
12.1 Andreikin
2709
1-0
Aronian
2830
12.2 Karjakin
2766
½-½
Anand
2773
12.3 Svidler
2758
½-½
Mamedyarov
2757
12.4 Kramnik
2810
1-0
Topalov
2785
Games

With a tough draw against Sergey Karjakin today, Viswanathan Anand has earned the right to challenge Magnus Carlsen to a return match for the World Championship in November. With one round remaining Anand sits on and undefeated +3 while there are no other scores above 50%.

An obviously pleased Anand is exchanging pleasantries after clinching a spot to face Carlsen. Photos by FIDE.com.

Dmitri Andreikin continued to put his stamp on a good tournament by beating Levon Aronian and Vladimir Kramnik beat his nemesis Veselin Topalov after an exchange of blunders. The two still aren’t shaking hands regularly since the “toiletgate” match in 2006. With a draw Peter Svidler has climbed out of last place and faces Anand tomorrow in what will probably be a ceremonial draw.

Official Site: https://candidates2014.fide.com/
Drum Coverage: https://www.thechessdrum.net/blog/2014/03/13/2014-world-chess-candidates-khanty-mansiysk-rus/

Video Commentary by GM Daniel King

Standings

Viswanathan Anand, 8/13 (+3 -0 =10), Vladimir Kramnik, 6.5/13 (+3 -3 =7), Dmitri Andreikin 6.5/13 (+2 -2 =9), Shakriyar Mamedyarov, 6.5/13 (+3 -3 =7), Levon Aronian, 6.5/13 (+3 -3 =7), Sergey Karjakin, 6.5/13 (+2 -2 =9), Peter Svidler, 6/13 (+3 -4 =6), Veselin Topalov, 5.5/13 (+2 -4 =7),

5 Comments

  1. Yes, it is great to see Anand playing to win, and I wish him well in winning back the title as I have always enjoyed his early games…

  2. The first match was “Kid chasing the Tiger”, the rematch will be the “Tiger chasing the Kid”. I think I would rather be Anand due to the anticipation factor. I wonder if Carlsen can handle the anxiety.

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