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Viswanathan Anand draws with Sergey Karkajin to win Chess Candidates; sets up world title clash against Magnus Carlsen

Saturday, 29 March 2014 - 9:06pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna webdesk

  • Viswanathan Anand FIDE

Viswanathan Anand drew against Sergey Karjakin of Russia after a marathon game in round 13 of the Candidates Chess tournament to set up a world title clash against Magnus Carlsen later in the year.

Anand played black vs Karjakin on Saturday, with the Ukrainian playing 91 moves before they settled for a draw. 

Levon Aronian was the only one who could have managed to catch up with the Indian GM, but lost his tie vs Dmitriy Andreikin — leaving Anand as the no 1 contender for Carlsen's title.

Anand is still unbeaten in the tournament, having won three and drawn 10 matches in 13 rounds, with a total of 8 points. He will face Peter Svidler in the last (14th) round, but the result in that game will be inconsequential. 


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