Is this the chess game that would eventually take the next World Chess Title to Russia? We don’t know yet as we are in the midst of history writing itself. The Fide Chess Candidates 2013 in London is poised at an extremely crucial stage with just two rounds to go. Round 12 was the high point of drama at the event that will give the chess world the next challenger for the World Chess Champion Vishy Anand. Read a full report on the round at Chess Blog and preview this exciting game with Chess King below.


Aronian, Levon (2809) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2810)

Result: 0-1
Site: London
Date: 2013.03.29
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