Sunday 26 June 2022

Looking like a two horse race

 It is looking like the 2022 Candidates Tournament is down to 2 players. Ian Nepomniachtchi leads with a very impressive 5.5/7, but is closely followed by Fabiano Caruana on 5/7. Hikaru Nakamura is in 3rd place, but is a full 2 points behind Nepo. Such is the dominance of the leading 2, everyone else (bar Nakamura) has finished the first half of the tournament on a minus score.

Of course there is still another 7 rounds to play, but at this stage, the Caruana v Nepo game in Round 9 may determine who will play Carlsen for the World Championship title.

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