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Closing ceremony
IMG 4772 On April 2nd the closing ceremony of FIDE World Chess Candidates` tournament took place on 11 Downing Street at the official residence of British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne. The winner of the FIDE Candidates’ Tournament Magnus Carlsen was awarded with the medal by British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne. After short speeches by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, World Chess CEO Andrew Paulson, George Osborne and Magnus Carlsen the guests enjoyed food and wine. Find the photos from the closing ceremony and the players meeting in the photo gallery.
Poker stars share their impressions
IMG 4088 During the tournament many famous chess players came to visit the playing venue of the FIDE Candidates tournament. Almira Skripchenko, Women’s champion of France and successful poker player, visited the tournament as well and brought two famous poker players Fabrice Soulier and Manuel Bevand, who kindly shared their impressions with us. 
Carlsen wins FIDE World Chess Candidates' Tournament after bizarre finish

IMG 4206Magnus Carlsen won the FIDE Candidates' Tournament in London on Monday after a bizarre finish of what has become a historic event for chess. Both the Norwegian and the other leader, Vladimir Kramnik of Russia, unexpectedly lost their game in the final round, and so they remained tied for first place and Carlsen won on the second tie-break rule: higher number of wins. This means that in the next title match, World Champion Viswanathan Anand will face Carlsen. On the last day Levon Aronian of Armenia beat Teimour Radjabov of Azerbaijan while Boris Gelfand of Israel and Alexander Grischuk of Russia drew their game.

Round 13: Carlsen grinds down Radjabov to catch Kramnik in first place

IMG 4037In yet another truly dramatic 13th round of the FIDE World Chess Candidates' Tournament Magnus Carlsen (Norway) caught Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) in first place. Carlsen, who ground down Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan) in 89 moves, is now first on tie-break because of his higher number of wins. Kramnik had a promising position against Boris Gelfand (Israel) but couldn't get more than a draw. Alexander Grischuk (Russia) and Levon Aronian (Armenia) drew as well, while Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine) lost yet another game on time against Peter Svidler (Russia).
Kramnik overtakes Carlsen in the lead after dramatic 12th round FIDE Candidates
IMG 3838 In a dramatic 12th round Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) took over the lead from Magnus Carlsen (Norway) at the FIDE World Chess Candidates' Tournament in London. The former World Champion beat Levon Aronian (Armenia) while Carlsen suffered his first loss against Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine). The other two games, between Boris Gelfand (Israel) and Peter Svidler (Russia) and Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan) and Alexander Grischuk (Russia), were drawn.
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