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Sergey Karjakin won the 2015 FIDE World Chess Cup

Sergey Karjakin

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.
He is Ukrainian-born Russian chess grandmaster and chess prodigy. He holds the record for being world’s youngest Chess Grandmaster at the age young of 12 years and 7 months. Karjakin has won the World Rapid Chess Championship (2012), twice Norway Chess Tournament (2013, 2014) and Corus Chess Tournament (2009).