19 June 2022

Third Round of FIDE Candidates Tournament Completed in Madrid

All games were drawn

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

The third round of the FIDE Candidates Tournament finished in Madrid: all games were drawn. The games Radjabov vs Nepomniachtchi and Caruana vs Duda went on rather smoothly. Ding Liren had solid chances to win against Richard Rapport, however, he missed his edge allowing his opponent to equalise. Hikaru Nakamura saved a tough position against Alireza Firouzja in a very complicated game. 

Standings after Round 3:

1-2. Fabiano Caruana, Ian Nepomniachtchi - 2
3-6. Alireza Firouzja, Richard Rapport, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Hikaru Nakamura - 1.5
7-8. Ding Liren, Teimour Radjabov - 1.

20 June is a rest day.

Round 4 pairings:

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

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