23 June 2022

Ian Nepomniachtchi Beats Jan-Krzysztof Duda in Madrid

Round 6 of the FIDE Candidates Tournament is completed.

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

The sixth round of the FIDE Candidates Tournament was played in Madrid. Ian Nepomniachtchi', who had White against Jan-Krzysztof Duda, managed to surprise his opponent in the opening and gradually got a sizeable edge. The Polish grandmaster resigned on the 35th move. Fabiano Caruana outplayed Alireza Firouzja with the black pieces, while the games Radjabov - Rapport and Nakamura - Ding were drawn.


Standings after Round 6:

1. Ian Nepomniachtchi - 4.5
2. Fabiano Caruana - 4
3-4. Hikaru Nakamura, Richard Rapport - 3
5-7. Ding Liren, Teimour Radjabov, Jan-Krzysztof Duda - 2.5
8. Alireza Firouzja - 2.

24 June is a rest day.

Round 7 pairings:

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

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