On Monday in Moscow, Sergey Karjakin, 26, was trying to explain to journalists how he won the Candidates chess tournament, an eight-player double-round robin event to determine the challenger for the world chess champion Magnus Carlsen in the title match in November. Karjakin’s one point victory margin seems large, but the tournament’s finishing stage was dramatic and exciting. Three players had a shot at first place. In the last two world chess championship matches, Carlsen defeated Vishy Anand. At the mature age of 46, the Indian grandmaster and the former world chess champion was still in the mix in Moscow. Anand beat Karjakin in round 11 and with three rounds to go he joined Fabiano Caruana in the lead. In the next round Anand collapsed against the U.S. chess champion Hikaru Nakamura, but he played a huge role till the end. Meantime, Nakamura’s …

Source: GameKnot online chess news