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Karyakin wins 2015 FIDE World Cup in Baku Russian grandmaster Sergey Karyakin has today defeated his compatriot Peter Svidler in tie-break of the FIDE World Cup 2015 in Baku and became the champion, according to FIDE. 2015-10-06 more
Baku Finals TB: Karjakin Wins A titanic struggle, full of blunders, missed chances, hanging rooks and more. The only thing that this match didn't have was a single draw! After ten decisive games, Karjakin crowns himself as the winner of the 2015 World Cup in Baku. Today Svidler had more than one chance to win the event, but it was as if it was not destined to be. Analysis of every single game inside. 2015-10-06 more
Sergey Karjakin: "I Dedicate My Victory To Vugar Gashimov" The most dramatic final in the World Cup history has finished in Baku The tiebreak that was deciding the winner of the FIDE World Cup lasted for over four hours. First Karjakin defeated Svidler, Peter managed to win the return game though. Then Svidler took the lead, but his rival managed to bounce back. The GMs made many mistakes in the first blitz game, but in the end Svidler just blundered a rook in a better position. That was it - Svidler couldn't recover from such a blow. 2015-10-06 more
Baku World Cup: Karjakin wins incredible final Sergey Karjakin has won the most extraordinary final you’ll ever witness to snatch the 2015 World Cup from Peter Svidler’s grasp. All ten games of the match were decisive, with swings, blunders and occasional outbreaks of fine chess combining to provide some wonderful entertainment, even if it’s unlikely to have won over many fans to the idea of deciding the World Championship this way. It was both a “circus” and “heartbreaking” for Svidler, while Karjakin called it “probably my best result in my life” and dedicated his victory to Vugar Gashimov. 2015-10-06 more
Sergey Karjakin is the 2015 FIDE World Cup winner Sergey Karjakin and Peter Svidler returned today to the playing hall at the Fairmont Flame Towers in Baku to finally decide the FIDE World Cup winner in quick-play tie-breaks. After the games with the classical time control the result was even 2-2. In the first set of the rapid games Karjakin prepared a surprise with the white pieces but Svidler reacted well and achieved good position. At some point black was even slightly better. 2015-10-05 more
"My Recipe? I Don't Have Any!" World Cup, the final match: Sergey Karjakin equalises the score after losing 0-2 Some unbelievable events have been taking place in the final of the FIDE World Cup. Peter Svidler led the four-game match against Sergey Karjakin 2-0, yet he failed to gain the winning half a point, and Karjakin leveled the score to extend the World Cup. From the very opening of today's game, Svidler's play was unconfident. White got a comfortable advantage in the position without queens - anyone wishing to win would only dream to have it. It might have seemed Karjakin let the advantage slip away after the 18th move, but it was far not that simple. Black simply got no counterplay, while defending by just hanging about is pretty difficult. Svidler missed the last chance to prolong the resistance by his 44th move (he had to play 44...d5!). Thus, someone who had been "buried" two days ago, confidently converted his advantage into a full point. 2015-10-05 more
Baku World Cup Final 4: Karjakin the comeback kid Sergey Karjakin has pulled off one of the great chess comebacks to level the World Cup final at 2:2 and force tiebreaks tomorrow. In today’s Game 4 Karjakin again needed to beat Peter Svidler on demand, though this time he had the white pieces. An opening advantage for Karjakin waxed and waned but never went away until Svidler finally cracked in a tricky position. The World Cup will now be decided on Monday, when it could all still end in Armageddon. 2015-10-05 more
Karjakin vs Svidler, g4: Daniel King analyses After trailing 0-2 in the final of the World Cup in Baku Sergey Karjakin had to win twice to reach the tiebreaks. Which he did. With a lot of luck in game three but a deserved win in game four. After an early exchange of queens Karjakin found ways to put Peter Svidler under pressure. Daniel King analyses highlights of this quietly dramatic game. 2015-10-05 more
World Cup: Karjakin Overcomes Temptation to Give Up and Quotes Chinese Wisdom To continue fighting in the final of the FIDE World Cup, Sergey Karjakin needed only a win as Black in the third match game against Peter Svidler. First he managed to prevent Svidler from drying out the position and then achieved his goal. However, it was anything but an easy battle - Karjakin's fans had quite some occasions to clutch at their chests. 2015-10-04 more