By beating nearest rival Fabiano Caruana yesterday in the 14th and final round of the FIDE World Candidates Tournament, 25-year old Sergey Karjakin (right) from Russia has qualified to challenge World Champion Magnus Carlsen. The World Championship match will be held in New York, over twelve rounds, from 11 – 30 November.
World #13 Karjakin (2760) is 10½ months older than 25-year old Carlsen (2851). Most commentators seem to feel that the result is a foregone conclusion, but Karjakin has several months to prepare and will certainly put up a fight.
Karjakin finished the Candidates Tournament on 8½/14, a full point ahead of nearest challengers Caruana and Vishy Anand.
All 56 games from the event can be viewed here.