Monday 2 September 2013

2013 FIDE World Cup

The 2013 FIDE World Cup will possibly end this evening, with Vladimir Kramnik a game up against Dmitry Andreikin (pronounced "And Ray Keene" according to some wags). Andreikin needs a win to send the match into playoffs, otherwise Kramnik comes home with the winners check.  But just by making the finals, both players have qualified for the 2014 Candidates tournament. Kramnik of course was always expected to be there (by rating if nothing else), but for Andreikin this is a move to a higher level.
As I type this Game 4 is in progress, and I may drift off to sleep following the action.

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