London 2013 FIDE Candidate tournament just over few minutes ago. Both top contender, Magnus Carlsen and Vladimir Kramnik dramatically lost in the last round. Carlsen lost to Svidler while Kramnik suffered the 'up-the-roller-coaster-moment' Ivanchuk. Although Ivanchuk play extremely unstabil result of the tournament, he is again prove to be one of main attraction in every tournament he join in. Same thing to Peter Svidler who just finished with a plus score.
Ironic lost to Kramnik who gain momentum in the last part of tournament but must surrender the ticket to meet Anand to Carlsen. Both come with same score but Kramnik is sort of one win, so the Norwegian wonder is instead the challenger of World Chess Championship title, against Vishwanatan Anand later on. After twenty years, who may predict it will be Norwegia vs India for the chess title!
Levon Aronian is half point behind leaders, so do Peter Svidler. While Boris Gelfand and Alexander Grischuk make a good playing chess friends for the rest. Invited Teimour Radjabov will need to prove he is serious participant in the top ten of chess for rest of his life. He is on the last position.
BTW, this is not an APRIL Fool joke!
Final result: London 2013 FIDE Candidate Tournament:
1. Magnus Carlsen 8.5/14 (+5 -2 =7)
2. Vladimir Kramnik 8.5/14 (+4 -1 =9)
3. Peter Svidler 8/14 (+4 -2 =8)
4. Levon Aronian 8/14 (+5 -3 =6)
5. Alexander Grischuk 6.5/14 (+1 -2 =11)
6. Boris Gelfand 6.5/14 (+2 -3 =9)
7. Vassily Ivanchuk 6/14 (+3 -5 =6)
9. Teimour Radjabov 4/14 (+1 -7 =6)
from Chessbase - Magnus Carlsen vs Peter Svidler 0-1 London 2013