27 June 2022

Ian Nepomniachtchi and Fabiano Caruana Make Draw at FIDE Candidates Tournament

Nine rounds are concluded in Madrid.

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

The ninth round of the FIDE Candidates Tournament has been completed in Madrid. Fabiano Caruana and Ian Nepomniahtchi drew the key game of the round. Three players scored their first wins in the event, all with the white pieces: Alireza Firouzja defeated Richard Rapport, Teimour Radjabov outplayed Hikaru Nakamura, while Ding Liren bested Jan-Krzysztof Duda.  


Standings after Round 9:

1. Ian Nepomniachtchi - 6.5
2. Fabiano Caruana - 5.5
3-4. Hikaru Nakamura, Ding Liren - 4.5
5-7. Teimour Radjabov, Alireza Firouzja, Richard Rapport - 4
8.  Jan-Krzysztof Duda - 3.

28 June is a rest day.

Round 10 pairings:

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

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