The previous winner of the Candidates tournament, Sergey Karjakin, may have been at the bottom of the standings by the end of Round 6 when he scored just 2 points out of 6 games, or a -2 win/loss record, but he came out strong after that, winning 4 of the next six games, including his Round 12 win against the then leader Fabiano Caruana.
Replay the Round 12 games below:[replay]
After this win, Karjakin joins Caruana in the lead:
Round 12 Standings:
1st Karjakin, Caruana 7pts;
3rd Mamedyarov, Ding Liren, Grischuk 6.5pts;
6th Kramnik 5.5pts;
7th Wesley So 5pts;
8th Aronian 4pts
Candidates 2018 Final Ranking
It’s indeed a come from behind for Karjakin. The question is, can he maintain the momentum up until the end? Two more rounds to go.