22 June 2022

FIDE Candidates Tournament: All Round 5 Games Drawn

Ian Nepomniachtchi maintains leadership.

Photo: FIDE / Stev Bonhage
Photo: FIDE / Stev Bonhage

The fifth round of the FIDE Candidates Tournament has been completed in Madrid. Ian Nepomniachtchi's queen got almost trapped in Hikaru Nakamura's camp, but the Russian player managed to keep cool and made a draw. Ding Liren missed a winning chance against Teimour Radjabov. The games Caruana - Rapport and Firouzja - Duda were also drawn.

Standings after Round 5:

1. Ian Nepomniachtchi - 3.5
2. Fabiano Caruana - 3
3-5. Richard Rapport, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Hikaru Nakamura - 2.5
6-8. Alireza Firouzja, Ding Liren, Teimour Radjabov - 2.

Round 6 pairings:

Nepomniachtchi - Duda, Nakamura - Ding, Firouzja - Caruana, Radjabov - Rapport.

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