Ian Nepomniachtchi Extends Lead at FIDE Candidates Tournament
Ding and Nakamura are 2 points behind.
The 12th round of the FIDE Candidates Tournament was played in Madrid. Ian Nepomniachtchi and Hikaru Nakamura made a short draw. Teimour Radjabov won against Ding Liren as Black, while the games Rapport - Caruana and Duda - Firouzja were drawn.
Standings after Round 12:
1. Ian Nepomniachtchi - 8.5
2-3. Hikaru Nakamura, Ding Liren - 6.5
4-5. Teimour Radjabov, Fabiano Caruana - 6
6-7. Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Richard Rapport - 5
8. Alireza Firouzja - 4.5.
2 July is a rest day.
Round 13 pairings:
Nepomniachtchi - Rapport, Nakamura - Duda, Firouzja - Ding, Radjabov - Caruana.