Sergey Karjakin wins Candidates title; Viswanathan Anand finishes third


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.