Mai 18, 2024

Candidates Round 7: Nepomniachtchi, Tan Lead Halfway Through

Gukesh loses to Firouzja, handing over the sole lead to Nepomniachtchi as Tan neutralizes Goryachkina and retains her lead

Halfway through the event, we have two clear leaders in both the Open section and the Women’s section. With a solid draw against Nakamura, Nepomniachtchi is now the tournament’s sole leader as Gukesh lost to the volatile Firouzja, who has played four decisive games so far, which makes him tied for having the most decisive games alongside Vidit. In the Women’s section, Lei continues to surge as Tan was able to neutralize Goryachkina with the White pieces to maintain her lead over the field. The players will take a much needed rest day, after which the second half of the tournament promises more excitement (is there such a thing?) as all eyes will be on the leaders to see whether or not they can finish off what they’ve started.

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. The full study can be found here.

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