Kramnik Wins, Becomes Undisputed Champion

Vladimir Kramnik, the “classical” champion, won game 4 of the game/25+10 playoff to become the undisputed chess champion of the world. The 12-round regular match ended in a tie yesterday, but Veselin Topalov, the FIDE champion, had gotten 1 point by forfeit. All match games have been posted. Click for Chessbase report.

Final standing

 Player

Rating

1

2


3

4

5

6

7


8

9

10

11

12


 Tot. 

 Perf. 
 Veselin Topalov

2813

0

0

½

½

(1)


½

½

1

1

0

½

½


6.0

2702 
 Vladimir Kramnik

2743

1

1


½

½

(0)


½

½

0

0

1

½

½

6.0

2844 

Tiebreaks results

 Player

Rating


R1

R2

R3

R4

B1


B2

Ar

 Tot. 
 Veselin Topalov

2813
 ½  0  1  0      

2.5
 Vladimir Kramnik

2743
 ½  1  0  1      

3.5

3 comments for “Kramnik Wins, Becomes Undisputed Champion

  1. October 13, 2006 at 6:18 pm

    Chess Justice: Kramnik won the title, despite the forfeit of game 5, and is now the undisputed World Champion of Chess. What’s next for the World Champ? In November, he has a match against Deep Fritz9, with a $1,000,000 payday if he wins.
    I think Topalov’s inexperience in match play showed, and his nerves got the better of him. Also, the ridiculous ruse of “Toiletgate” and the FIDE fiasco that followed only made him look like an asshole conniver, a guy who would grab a point any way he could. Kramnik, now in possession of the FIDE title, should tell them to stick it up their collective asses. Methinks he can attract sponsers and worthy opponents in a way that would put FIDE to shame.

  2. The Butcher
    October 14, 2006 at 12:45 pm

    I’d like to see the new undisputed champ keep his head level and wear the crown, play some chess and, yes, get some big money for it. Who is more worthy of riches than the world’s top player of the world’s top mental sport?

  3. October 15, 2006 at 6:17 am

    You gotta love a Champ who, in a press conference after clinching the title, announces that he’s taking his team out to “get drunk.”

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