Chess Masters Final: Kramnik declared winnerStaff - 10/16/2010 eitb.com
The Russian beat India's Wisvanathan Anand in the Masters Final played out in Bilbao on Saturday.
Russian chess player Vladimir Kramnik, climbed to third position in the FIDE ranking following an excellent performance in the Basque city of Bilbao in which he was declared winner of the 2010 Chess Grand Slam without settling for a tie with Indian rival Wisvanathan Anand.
The sixth and last rounds of the Masters Final ended on two high-scoring draws.
Final positions following the six-day Final
1. Vladimir Kramnik (RUS) 10 points
2. Wisvanathan Anand (IND) 8
3. Magnus Carlsen (NOR) 6
4. Alexei Shirov (SP) 4