FIDE Candidates Chess Tournament 2022 – Nepomniachtchi in the lead

Six rounds have been played at the 2022 FIDE Candidates Chess Tournament in Madrid and Ian Nepomniachtchi is the sole leader with 4.5 points.

In 6th round, Nepomniachtchi defeated Jan-Krzysztof Duda as he built a kingside majority and started a powerful attack on Duda’s king. The Polish grandmaster missed chances to fight for a draw and eventually resigned in a hopeless position.

Fabiano Caruana was victorious against Alireza Firouzja to score 4 points and stay in the race for the top. With score of 4.5 and 4 points, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Fabiano Caruana (respectively) made the distance from the rest of the field, with Hikaru Nakamura and Richard Rapport sharing the third place with 3 points, each.

Rankings after 6 played rounds:

Today is the second resting day of the tournament and the event continues tomorrow with the 7th round. The games start at 15:00 CEST and can be followed live through the Official website of the event.

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Photos: FIDE/Stev Bonhage