2013 World Cup: Finals, Day 4: Game Drawn, Kramnik Wins The Event
Monday, September 2, 2013 at 12:30PM
Dennis Monokroussos in 2013 FIDE World Cup, Dmitry Andreikin, Vladimir Kramnik

There was some possibility of a decisive result in the fourth and last (classical) game of the final round of the World Cup, but it was only Vladimir Kramnik who might have won. Instead, he took a draw from a position of strength, and so he won his match with Dmitry Andreikin with a 2.5-1.5 score and with it, the World Cup as a whole.

Both he and Andreikin have qualified from this event into the next Candidates' tournament, where they will be joined by the following players:

Levon Aronian & Sergey Karjakin (ratings qualifiers; Karjakin because Kramnik's World Cup success vacated a rating spot).

The loser of the Viswanathan Anand - Magnus Carlsen match coming this fall.

Veselin Topalov and either Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Alexander Grischuk or Fabiano Caruana as Grand Prix qualifiers. If either Grischuk or Caruana takes solo first in the final Grand Prix event in Paris, he will take that second spot; if not, then Mamedyarov goes through.

A wildcard to be selected later.

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