Russia’s Karjakin wins World Chess Candidates Tournament

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Russian grandmaster Sergey Karjakin has won the FIDE World Chess Candidates Tournament held in Moscow. He will now play with the incumbent world champion, Norwegian Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen, in a match for the world chess crown in the United States in November 2016, TASS reports.

In the final Round 14, the Russian grandmaster beat with white Fabiano Caruana of the United States. The other games of Round 14: Svidler (Russia)-Anand (India), Giri (the Netherland)-Topalov (Bulgaria), Nakamura (US)-Aronian (Armenia) – ended in a draw.

Karjakin scored 8.5 points, Caruana and Viswanathan Anand 7.5 each, Hikaru Nakamura, Levon Aronian, Peter Svidler and Anish Giri have 7 points, while Veselin Topalov – 4.5

Karjakin and Carlsen will play in New York on November 11-30.

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