Mai 18, 2024

Candidates Round 10: Nakamura and Caruana Bounce Back, Lei in Shared Lead

Nakamura and Caruana bounced back with wins against Abasov and Firouzja, respectively, while Lei beat Goryachkina to join Tan in shared 1st, with Vaishali winning against Salimova

The Open section of the Candidates remains wide open as the two leaders, Gukesh and Nepomniachtchi, drew their individual game today. Meanwhile, Nakamura and Caruana bounced back with wins against Abasov and Firouzja, respectively. In the Women’s section, Tan drew her game against Humpy as she is now joined by a surging Lei, who won against Goryachkina to wedge a one-point lead over their two closest rivals, Gorychkina and Lagno. Tomorrow’s rest day will be very important for the players as the tournament winds down to what promises to be a very exciting finish.

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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