FIDE Candidate Tournament 2024: Gukesh D And Ian Nepomniachtchi are co-leaders after 10 rounds

D Gukesh and Ian Nepomniachtchi are tied for first place with six points at the FIDE Candidates Tournament in Toronto, with only 4 round left

Gukesh Dommaraju in a file photo (image credits: instagram/ gukesh.official)
By Saket Sonwane | Apr 16, 2024 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

In The FIDE Candidate chess tournament after ten rounds of play, there’s a tie for first place that has D Gukesh from India and Ian Nepomniachtchi from Russia. Both have 6 points, making them the current leaders. Nepomniachtchi is a very experienced chess player who has been in this position before. Gukesh is only 17 years old, but he’s been playing amazingly well. It was a very close match when they played against each other, but it ended in a draw.

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So far till ten rounds Ian Nepomniachtchi was undefeated. But in the 10th round game against D Gukesh ended in a draw. The game started with a Ruy Lopez opening which ended with rook and pawn endgame and led to a Draw.

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Another Indian Grand Master, R Praggnanandhaa, is close behind with 5.5 points. The famous American players, Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana, also have 5.5 points after winning important games in the 10th round.

Having only four games left in the tournament, R Praggnanandhaa is just 0.5 points behind D Gukesh and Ian Nepomniachtchi. There are six players in contention to win the open section, including Vidit, Hikaru, Fabiano, and Praggnanandhaa.

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The women’s side of the tournament is also very close. Lei Tingjie and Tan Zhongyi from China are tied for first place.

The FIDE Candidate chess tournament is very important for chess players. As it allows them to challenge for the world title. The winner of the tournament in opens will be facing GM Ding Liren. The women’s winner will face GM Ju Wenjun for the world title.

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