Sergey Karjakin wins Candidates title; Viswanathan Anand finishes third

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Russian Sergey Karjakin won the Candidates title after defeating Italian Fabiano Caruana in the last round of the World Chess Candidates in Moscow, Russia, on 29th March, 2016.

The 26-year-old grandmaster from Simferopol will now challenge Norwegian Magnus Carlsen at the World Championship match in the United States of America in November, 2016.

Karjakin was a local favourite but was not considered to win the title still he managed to defy all odds and emerge victorious.

Viswanathan Anand ended his Candidates campaign with a draw against Russian grandmaster Peter Svidler. The 46-year-old Indian grandmaster concluded with a score of 7.5/14, and was ranked third finishing behind Sergey Karjakin and Fabiano Caruana.

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