Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sergey Karjakin wins 2015 World Cup Chess Championship::

Russia's Sergey Karjakin has won the
chess World Cup, beating compatriot
Peter Svidler 6-4, in the final match.
Karjakin and Svidler thus joined five-
time World Champion Viswanathan
Anand of India, Veselin Topalov of
Bulgaria and American duo of Fabiano
Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura in the
line-up for the Candidates tournament
to decide the challenger for Magnus
Carlsen of Norway in the next world
championship. Three more slots remain
to be filled for the eight-player
tournament.
The World Cup had six Indians and only
SP Sethuraman had lasted till the third
round under the knock-out format that
started with 128 players. Sethuraman
caused a major upset in round two
defeating highest rated Indian P
Harikrishna.
Who is Sergey Karjakin?
Sergey Karjakin is a Ukrainian-born
Russian chess grandmaster. He was
a chess prodigy and holds the
record for the world's youngest
Grandmaster, at the age of 12 years
and 7 months.
Karjakin won the 2012 World Rapid
Chess Championship and the Chess
World Cup 2015. He also won the
Norway Chess Tournament twice
(2013, 2014) and the Corus Chess
Tournament in 2009.