Right before the first time control, it looked like Kramnik was going to seal the deal to be Anand’s next challenger. Gelfand had a very difficult position and little time. On the other hand, Carlsen had virtually nothing against Radjabov.
A slight inaccuracy by Kramnik gave Gelfand new light and he held. The only game left was Radjabov vs Carlsen. Even though it was a technically drawn position, Carlsen kept on pushing and Radjabov eventually blundered and lost.
It will come down to one final game for Carlsen and Kramnik. They are tied and it things remain the same, Carlsen will win on tiebreaks as he has one more win than Kramnik. But neither can sit back and play safe.
Round 13 results
GM Radjabov Teimour 2793 0 – 1 GM Carlsen Magnus 2872
GM Grischuk Alexander 2764 ½ – ½ GM Aronian Levon 2809
GM Kramnik Vladimir 2810 ½ – ½ GM Gelfand Boris 2740
GM Svidler Peter 2747 1 – 0 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2757
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