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Chess – 2013 Candidates Tournament in London: Magnus Carlsen is the new leader

Posted on 01 April 2013

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gp_top_850Chess –  2013 Candidates Tournament in London: Magnus Carlsen is the new leader. It lasted only one round the premiership of Vladimir Kramnik; he drew against the Israeli Boris Gelfand, whereas Carlsen defeated Radjabov Teimour (Arzebaijan) after a long battle of eighty-nine moves. Today it will played the last round; Carlsen and Kramnik have the same points, but the Norwegian has more victories, then he’s owner of its destiny. Here’s the today standing:


Carlsen Magnus 8,5 with five victories

Kramnik Vladimir 8,5 four victories

Svidler Peter 7

Aronian Levon 7

Gelfand Boris 6

Grischuk Alexander 6

Ivanchuk Vassily 5

Radjabov Teimour 4


And here’s the last round pairing:

Carlsen – Svidler

Ivanchuk – Kramnik

Gelfand – Grischuk

Aronian – Radjabov



The tournament is running at the IET Savoy Place in London. The matches will start at 14:00 (8:00 Est). Here’s all about chess results (not only Candidates’):


Here’s live comment by great English champions, with analysis, historic information, humour:


Paolo Enrico Garrisi


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