Anand Wins FIDE Candidates Tournament

03.30.14 The rematch is on. Vishy Anand has won the fourteen round FIDE Candidates Tournament held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia to select the challenger to World Champion Magnus Carlsen in a match scheduled for later this year. Sergey Karjakin finished in clear second while Levon Aronian, the tournament's highest rated player and de facto favorite to challenge Carlsen, finished a disappointing equal sixth.

The new official challenger to the world championship title Vishwanathan Anand plays in the FIDE Candidates Tournament in Russia. Images courtesy

Clear second Sergey Karjakin plays under the watchful eye of FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

The favorite (on paper) Levon Aronian

Dmitry Andreikin (left) and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov speak about their game at a press conference.

Finishing last Veslin Topalov can't be happy with his performance.

Peter Svidler put up 6.5 points for equal sixth.

It's on to the rematch with Carlsen.

Official site of the FIDE Candidates Tournament

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