Mai 18, 2024

Candidates Round 11: Nepomniachtchi, Tan Back in Sole Lead

Nepomniachtchi and Tan lead alone once again, while Nakamura’s win puts him in shared 2nd with Gukesh

After today’s round of thrilling chess, Nepomniachtchi and Tan will need to buy some cushions because certainly the tournament situation is still not offering them any sort of cushion; Nakamura and Gukesh are breathing down Nepomniachtchi’s neck, while Lei is breathing down Tan’s. For their part, Nepomniachtchi and Tan did what they had to do today and won their games against Vidit and Lagno, respectively. For Tan, her win against Lagno knocked out a near rival, Lagno herself, with now only Lei half a point behind Tan — Goryachkina, who lost to Vaishali today, Lagno, and Humpy, who won against Salimova today, are on 5.5/11, a full point and a half behind Lei. In the Open, Nepomniachtchi is half a point ahead of Gukesh, who drew Caruana, and Nakamura, who won against Praggnanandhaa today.

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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