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World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament 2020 - 21


by Can Aydinoglu


Candidates 2018 -- Candidates 2016 -- Candidates 2014 -- Candidates 2013 -- Candidates 2011

The winner of Candidates tournament Ian Nepomniachtchi will challenge the Norwegian Magnus Carlsen.

Second half of the Candidates tournament played between April 19 - 28. FIDE had stopped the Candidates Tournament because of the COVID-19 pandemic last year.



19 - 28 April 2021
15 March - 4 April 2020
Yekaterinbourg, Russia
8 players
Double round robin

Players

Caruana, Fabiano 2842
Ding Liren 2805
Nepomniachtchi Ian 2774
Grischuk, Alexander 2777

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 2767
Giri, Anish 2763
Wang, Hao 2762
Alekseenko, Kirill 2698

Final Standings -- Games

Rank PlayersCountry Points
1 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 8.5
2 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 8
3 Giri, Anish NED 7.5
4 Caruana Fabiano USA 7.5
5 Ding Liren CHN 7
6 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 7
7 Alekseenko, Kirill RUS 5.5
8 Wang, Hao CHN 5
















































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RESULTS

Standings


Round 14

Ding, Liren - Nepomniachtchi, Ian : 1 - 0
Caruana, Fabiano - Grischuk, Alexander : 0.5 - 0.5
Giri, Anish - Alekseenko, Kirill : 0 - 1
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Wang, Hao : 1 - 0


Round 13

Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime: 0.5 - 0.5
Grischuk, Alexander- Giri, Anish : 1 - 0
Wang, Hao - Caruana, Fabiano : 0 - 1
Alekseenko, Kirill - Ding, Liren : 0 - 1

Round 12

Caruana, Fabiano - Giri, Anish: 0 - 1
Ding, Liren - Grischuk, Alexander: 1 - 0
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Alekseenko, Kirill : 1 - 0
Wang, Hao - Nepomniachtchi, Ian : 0 - 1

Round 11

Alekseenko, Kirill - Wang, Hao : 0.5 - 0.5
Giri, Anish - Ding, Liren : 1 - 0
Grischuk, Alexander - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime : 1 - 0
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Caruana, Fabiano : 0.5 - 0.5

Round 10

Caruana, Fabiano - Ding, Liren : 0.5 - 0.5
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Alekseenko, Kirill : 1 - 0
Vachier-Lagrave , Maxime - Giri, Anish : 0.5 - 0.5
Wang, Hao - Grischuk, Alexander : 0.5 - 0.5

Round 9

Alekseenko, Kirill - Caruana, Fabiano : 0.5 - 0.5
Ding, Liren - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime : 0.5 - 0.5
Giri, Anish - Wang, Hao: 1 - 0
Grischuk, Alexander - Nepomniachtchi, Ian : 0.5 - 0.5

Round 8

Alekseenko, Kirill - Grischuk, Alexander : 1 - 0
Caruana, Fabiano - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime : 1 - 0
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Giri, Anish : 0.5 - 0.5
Wang, Hao - Ding, Liren : 0.5 - 0.5

Round 7

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Nepomniachtchi, Ian : 1 - 0
Ding, Liren - Alekseenko, Kirill : 0.5 - 0.5
Giri, Anish - Grischuk, Alexander : 0.5 - 0.5
Caruana, Fabiano - Wang, Hao : : 0.5 - 0.5

Round 6

Wang, Hao - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime : 0.5 - 0.5
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Ding, Liren : 1 - 0
Alekseenko, Kirill - Giri, Anish : 0 - 1
Grischuk, Alexander - Caruana, Fabiano : 0.5 - 0.5

Round 5

Alekseenko, Kirill - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime : 0.5 - 0.5
Grischuk, Alexander - Ding, Liren : 0.5 - 0.5
Giri, Anish - Caruana, Fabiano : 0.5 - 0.5
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Wang, Hao : 1 - 0

Round 4

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Grischuk, Alexander : 0.5 - 0.5
Ding, Liren - Giri, Anish : 0.5 - 0.5
Wang, Hao - Alekseenko, Kirill : 0.5 - 0.5
Caruana, Fabiano - Nepomniachtchi, Ian : 0.5 - 0.5

Round 3

Giri, Anish - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime : 0.5 - 0.5
Ding, Liren - Caruana, Fabiano : 1 - 0
Grischuk, Alexander - Wang, Hao : 0.5 - 0.5
Alekseenko, Kirill - Nepomniachtchi, Ian : 0.5 - 0.5

Round 2

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - Ding Liren : 1 - 0
Fabiano Caruana - Kirill Alekseenko : 1 - 0
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Alexander Grischuk : 0.5 - 0.5
Wang Hao - Anish Giri : 0.5 - 0.5

Round 1

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - Fabiano Caruana : 0.5 - 0.5
Ding Liren - Wang Hao : 0 - 1
Anish Giri - Ian Nepomniachtchi : 0 - 1
Alexander Grischuk - Kirill Alekseenko : 0.5 - 0.5


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