Juni 23, 2024

Candidates Round 4: Nepomniachtchi in Sole Lead While Tan Retains Her Lead

Nepomniachtchi wins in the Open section with the Berlin, while a rollercoaster day in the Women’s Section ends with Salimova as the sole winner

Calm after the storm, storm after the calm … That seems to be this year’s Candidates tournament spirit so far. Yesterday’s round was a rather peaceful one, only with Praggnanandhaa’s and Vaishali’s wins standing as outliers. Today, it was the exact opposite situation — the siblings drew their respective games in rather uneventful fashion, while most of the other boards were ablaze. Nepomniachtchi’s win sends him into the rest day as the sole leader of Open Section, while Women’s section was an emotional rollercoaster, out of which Salimova scored her first win.

With all of that, we return to tranquility with tomorrow’s rest day.

Note: We will update the article with the simulations on the rest day.

As well as broadcasting the live games from the two tournaments, Lichess is providing a live stream for every day of the Candidates. Make sure to tune in to our Twitch or YouTube channels, with streams starting from 14:15 Toronto time (18:15 UTC).

We’re also providing daily annotations on some of the games from GM Brandon Jacobson and IM / WGM Padmini Rout.

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