Monday, September 2, 2013

Kramnik won in Finals FIDE World Cup 2013

Round 7 final results, FIDE World Cup 2013

3 September 2013, Kuala Lumpur – Vladimir Kramnik drew his fourth classical game with Andreikin in the finals of the FIDE World Cup 2013 in Tromso, Norway giving him a comfortable 2.5-1.5 win. With this win, Kramnik is the World Cup 2013 Champion in this year’s knock-out format pitting 128 top chess players from around the world.

The Week-in-chess website reported that Vladimir Kramnik comfortably held Dmitry Andreikin to a draw in the final game of the FIDE World Cup in Tromso to win the match 2.5-1.5. Andreikin played what turned out to be a Symmetrical English and did manage to generate an imbalance but never seemed seriously worse. Improvements for Andreikin should be sought around move 15-16 (maybe 15.Re1!?). 18.Ne2 was complicated but all the complications seem in black's favour. Andreikin remained reasonably confident until 26...Qd6 after which he suddenly understood he was in trouble. Andreikin offered a draw on move 34 which was almost immediately accepted. Kramnik was much better but there was enough in the position to take the match win straight away.

Game 4, Round 7, final FIDE WC 2013, Tromso, Norway

To replay the game 4 of the Finals of the FIDE World Cup 2013 between Andreikin and Kramnik, please use the pgn viewer below:-

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