Sergey Karjakin won the 2015 FIDE World Chess Cup


Who: Sergey Karjakin
What: Won the 2015 FIDE World Chess Cup
When: 5 October 2015

Russia’s Sergey Karjakin on 5 October 2015 emerged victorious in the 2015 FIDE World Chess Cup beating Peter Svidler by 6-4 in the final. It was held in Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, from 10 September 2015 to 5 October 2015.

Karjakin and Svidler, both from Russia, won two classical games each. However, the title was decided in the tie-breakers.

In the tie-breaker, Karjakin won the opening rapid game, but Svidler came strongly back by winning the next two. However, Karjakin won the fourth rapid game to draw level. In the end, Karjakin took the tie-breaker by 6-4.

By reaching the final, the pair has qualified for the 2016 Candidates Chess Tournament.

The Chess World Cup is the highly regarded tournaments in chess after the World Championship and the Candidates Tournament.

About Sergey Karjakin

Sergey Karjakin is Russian chess grandmaster who was born in Ukraine on 12 January 1990.

Karjakin has competed in six Chess Olympiads, three times for Ukraine and three times for Russia, winning three gold medals, two silvers and a bronze.

He is World No. 11 in FIDE World Rankings that governs international chess competition.