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Chess – 2013 Candidates Tournament in London: Vladimir Kramnik takes the lead

Posted on 31 March 2013

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gp_top_850Chess. 2013 Candidates Tournament in London: Vladimir Kramnik takes the lead. The Russian Vladimir Kramnik, former World Champion in 2005, yesterday beat the Armenian Levon Aronian. Because the contemporary defeat of the Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, Kramnik is now leading the Candidates Tournament, that’s the event which will qualify the challenger who, in November, will face the Indian World Champion Viswanathan Anand.


This is the standing before the last two rounds:

Kramnik Vladimir 8

Carlsen Magnus 7,5

Aronian Levon 6,5

Svidler Peter 6

Gelfand Boris 5,5

Grischuk Alexander 5,5

Ivanchuk Vassily 5

Radjabov Teimour 4


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:


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