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.