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.
Kramnik wins the 2013 FIDE World Cup
Vladimir Kramnik outlasted 128 of the best players in the world to become the 2013 champion of the FIDE World Chess Cup, an elite tournament held in Tromos (Norway) during the summer month of August, which is an integral part of the 2012-2014 World Championship Cycle. With this outstanding victory, Kramnik clinches one of the eight spots of the 2014 Candidates tournament, the winner of which will face Anand or Carlsen for the World Championship Click here for more ...
The FIDE World Chess Championship Candidates took place in London 15th March to 1st April 2013. 14 Rounds 8 players in a double round robin Click here for more ...
Kramnik finished second, unbeaten, with 4 wins and 4 draws, showing a remarkable concept which translated into several brilliant victories. Click here for more ...
|The future of Top Chess - 2013 Onwards 2||A look at Kramnik's perspectives in future events|
|Kramnik - Anand WCC Bonn 2008 216||The rematch where Anand kept his title|
|Kramnik's Fan Forum 609||General board|
|Kramnik's Top Events 114||Events up to 2012|
|Kramnik - Topalov WCC Elista 2006 1241||One of the greatests matches in history|
|Kramnik against Deep Fritz 230||Won by the computer 4-2|
|World Chess Championship (general) 311||Topics about the WCC in general|
World Team Championship
24th November 2013 - 06th December 2013 Venue: Antalya, Turkey
Teams from 10 countries are invited to participate. Russia, Armenia, Ukraine, Netherlands, Germany, USA, China, Egypt, Turkey and one more to be directly nominated by FIDE.
5th London Classic
7th - 15th December 2013 Venue: London
Confirmed players so far: Kramnik, Anand, Caruana, Nakamura, Gelfand, Svidler, Judit Polgar plus the top six English players, Adams, Short, McShane, Sadler, Howell and Jones. Full information at the official website