Vladimir Kramnik became the 14th World Chess Champion with a brilliant 8.5-6.5 result against Garry Kasparov. It was a historic moment in the history of chess: his victory had ended Kasparov's 15-year-long reign on the chess throne.
Kramnik successfully defended his title against the official challenger, Hungarian super grandmaster Peter Leko. In a complex strategic battle, he pulled off a supreme coup, winning the 14th game, the last in the match, to retain the title.
Kramnik faced the biggest challenge. In a historic fight against all sort of adversities, Kramnik defeated Topalov to become the first unified World Champion after 1993, the one and only official World Chess Champion.
Kramnik wins the 2013 FIDE World Cup
Vladimir Kramnik outlasted 128 of the best players in the world to become the 2013 champion of the FIDE World Chess Cup, an elite tournament held in Tromos (Norway) during the summer month of August, which is an integral part of the 2012-2014 World Championship Cycle. With this outstanding victory, Kramnik clinches one of the eight spots of the 2014 Candidates tournament, the winner of which will face Anand or Carlsen for the World Championship Click here for more ...
The FIDE World Chess Championship Candidates took place in London 15th March to 1st April 2013. 14 Rounds 8 players in a double round robin Click here for more ...
Kramnik finished second, unbeaten, with 4 wins and 4 draws, showing a remarkable concept which translated into several brilliant victories. Click here for more ...
|The future of Top Chess - 2013 Onwards 418||A look at Kramnik's perspectives in future events|
|Kramnik - Anand WCC Bonn 2008 1108||The rematch where Anand kept his title|
|Kramnik's Fan Forum 616||General board|
|Kramnik's Top Events 24275||Events up to 2012|
|Kramnik - Topalov WCC Elista 2006 2033||One of the greatests matches in history|
|Kramnik against Deep Fritz 6836||Won by the computer 4-2|
|World Chess Championship (general) 16776||Topics about the WCC in general|
FIDE Candidates Tournament
11th March to 30th March 2014 Venue: Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
The event will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia from 11 March (arrivals) to 1 April 2014 (departures) and the qualifiers are:
1. Vishy Anand (IND, former world champion)
2. Vladimir Kramnik (RUS, world cup 2013 winner)
3. Dmitry Andreikin (RUS, world cup 2013 finalist)
4. Veselin Topalov (BUL, grand-prix 2012-13 winner)
5. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE, grand-prix 2012-13 runner-up)
6. Levon Aronian (ARM, rating list 2012-13)
7. Sergey Karjakin (RUS, rating list 2012-13)
8. Peter Svidler (RUS, host nominee)
First reserve from the FIDE Grand-Prix standings is Fabiano Caruana (ITA).
The winner of the Candidates Tournament will challenge Magnus Carlsen for the world championship title in the last quarter of 2014.