Vladimir Kramnik became the 14th World Chess Champion with a brilliant 8.5-6.5 result against Garry Kasparov. It was a historic moment in the history of chess: his victory had ended Kasparov's 15-year-long reign on the chess throne.
Kramnik successfully defended his title against the official challenger, Hungarian super grandmaster Peter Leko. In a complex strategic battle, he pulled off a supreme coup, winning the 14th game, the last in the match, to retain the title.
Kramnik faced the biggest challenge. In a historic fight against all sort of adversities, Kramnik defeated Topalov to become the first unified World Champion after 1993, the one and only official World Chess Champion.
Events for 2015 to be announced soon.