Seven Rounds of Superbet Chess Classic Played in Bucharest
Three games ended decisively.
The seventh round of the Superbet Chess Classic, the first 2022 GCT event, was played in Bucharest on 12 May. Alireza Firouzja won against Leinier Dominguez, Ian Nepomniachtchi lost to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave defeated Richard Rapport, while the games Deac - So and Aronian - Caruana were drawn.
Standings after Round 7:
1-2. Levon Aronian, Wesley So - 4.5
3. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - 4
4-6. Fabiano Caruana, Bogdan-Daniel Deac, Alireza Firouzja - 3.5
7-9. Ian Nepomniachtchi, Leinier Dominguez, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov - 3
10. Richard Rapport - 2.5.
Round 8 pairings:
Mamedyarov - Dominguez, So - Firouzja, Vachier-Lagrave - Deac, Caruana - Rapport, Nepomniachtchi - Aronian.