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Ian Nepomnachtchi Wins The Candidates Tournament 2022 While Ding Comes Second

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Round 14 of the Candidates Tournament 2022 saw Ian Nepominiachtchi draw against Jan Krzysztof Duda after already booking his slot in the World Chess Championship. Ding Liren beat Hikaru Nakamura to take second spot, Alireza beat Caruana and Radjabov won against Rapport. Let’s now take a closer look at how the action went down in… 

round 12 of the fide candidates tournament 2022

Ian Nepo Almost Has His World Championship Rematch After Round 12 Of The FIDE Candidates Tournament 2022

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Round 12 of the FIDE Candidates Tournament 2022 was an eventful round. Ian Nepominiachtchi and Hikaru Nakamura blitzed their game and agreed to a draw in 7 minutes, Ding lost to Azerbaijan Grandmaster Teimour Radjabov and the other two matches, Rapport v Fabi and Duda v Alireza were drawn. Meanwhile, Fabiano Caruana’s chances of challenging… 

round 10 of the fide candidates tournament 2022

Nepo Maintains Top Spot, Fabi Loses To Duda In Round 10 Of The FIDE Candidates Tournament 2022

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With only five rounds left in the Candidates Tournament of 2022, there was still room for an upset in the standings. Ian Nepominiachtchi led the pack on 6.5 points, with Fabiano Caruana following closely with 5.5 points. In the previous round, Radjabov, Alireza, and Ding secured wins, leaving only Polish grandmaster Jan Krzysztof Duda as the… 

round 9 of the fide candidates tournament 2022

Alireza, Radjabov, and Ding Grab First Wins In Round 9 Of The FIDE Candidates Tournament 2022

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Ding Liren, Alireza Firouzja, and Teimour Radjabov ended their winless droughts in round 9 of the FIDE Candidates Tournament 2022. It’s almost like the trio conspired in a plot to leave Jan-Krzysztof Duda as the only winless candidate so far. Meanwhile, the top dogs of the arena settled on a share of the spoils. Alireza… 

round 8 of the fide candidates tournament 2022

Richard Rapport Seals His First Win In Round 8 Of The FIDE Candidates Tournament 2022

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Only one player remains unbeaten after Round 8 of the FIDE Candidates Tournament 2022: Ian Nepomniachtchi. The Russian has a score of +4-0=4 so far in the tournament, and he’s a point clear of his closest contender Fabiano Caruana, who suffered his first defeat in this edition. Richard Rapport Bounces Back With A Statement Win… 

round 7 of the fide candidates tournament 2022

Ian Nepomniachtchi Seals A Fourth Win In Round 7 Of The FIDE Candidates Tournament 2022

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Coming into Round 7 of the FIDE Candidates Tournament 2022, Ian Nepominiachtchi was the sole leader with 4.5 points out of a possible 6. The closest was former world championship challenger Fabiano Caruana as the pair of former challengers sat atop the pile of Candidates. Round 7 was an interesting one; sit back and enjoy… 

round 6 of the fide candidates tournament 2022

Another Bitter Loss For Alireza In Round 6 Of The FIDE Candidates Tournament 2022

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It seems Magnus Carlsen might not be getting his wish as his preferred challenger languishes at the sole bottom of the standings. Round 6 of the FIDE Candidates Tournament 2022 was arguably the most interesting round. Although there were two decisive results, what is a Candidates round without a draw or two? Let’s take a… 

round 5 of the fide candidates tournament 2022

Magnus Carlsen Urges Ian Nepomniachtchi To “Be A Shark” After Round 5 Of The FIDE Candidates Tournament 2022

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Ian Nepomniachtchi came into Round 5 as the sole leader, thanks to his convincing win against Alireza Firouzja in the previous round. He aimed to carry on his winning form but was lucky to escape with a draw in round 5 of the FIDE Candidates Tournament 2022. We now take you through a detailed summary… 

round 3 of the fide candidates tournament 2022

It’s A Fiesta Of EPIC Truces In Round 3 Of The FIDE Candidates Tournament 2022 

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Going into Round 3, Ian Nepominiachtchi and Fabiano Caruana were the sole leaders with 1.5 points each. In the previous round, all of the games except one were drawn. The only decisive match was Hikaru Nakamura v Teimour Radjabov which ended with Hikaru picking up a win. Round 3 of the FIDE Candidates Tournament 2022… 

round 2 of the fide candidates tournament 2022

Hikaru Nakamura Forces A Win In Round 2 Of The FIDE Candidates Tournament 2022

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Coming into Round 2, there were mixed feelings around the Palace of Santoña. While Nepo and Fabi were definitely in full gear mode with their impressive wins in round 1, Hikaru and Ding were looking to bounce back from their losses, and Rapport, Alireza, Duda, and Radjabov were aiming to get a full point after…