News about Candidates Tournament 2018

  • Caruana wins Candidates Tournament 2018
    To totally avoid the tiebreaks, Fabiano Caruana went for a win, and win he did, with the black pieces at that, against Alexander Grischuk in the final round of the Candidates 2018. It was the only decisive game of the round. Thus, Caruana is the clear winner of the tournament being a full point ahead … Continue reading “Caruana wins Candidates Tournament 2018”

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  • Caruana takes back the lead with 1 round to go – Candidates 2018
    Fabiano Caruana regained his +3 win-loss margin when he defeated Levon Aronian in the penultimate round of the Candidates Tournament 2018. As a result, he also regained the sole lead leading to the final round. Moreover, this is Aronian’s 6th loss in the tournament. Meanwhile, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won his Round 13 game against Alexander Grischuk, … Continue reading “Caruana takes back the lead with 1 round to go – Candidates 2018”

  • Karjakin beats Caruana in Round 12 to share the lead in Candidates Tournament 2018
    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 … Continue reading “Karjakin beats Caruana in Round 12 to share the lead in Candidates Tournament 2018”

  • Caruana leads Candidates 2018 with 4 rounds to go
    10 rounds down and 4 to go, and Fabiano Caruana leads the pack in the race to the right to challenge the world champion. Is it gonna be Caruana vs. Carlsen in the world championship this year? Replay all the games in Candidates Tournament 2018.

  • Round 8
    As we move closer to the finish line, Fabiano Caruana still leads the Candidates. Will he be the next challenger? Round 8 Results: Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar – Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ Grischuk, Alexander – Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 Ding, Liren – Aronian, Levon ½-½ So, Wesley – Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ Here’s how Round 8 happened: Round 8 Standings: … Continue reading “Round 8”

  • Caruana leads halfway through the Candidates Tournament 2018
    We are halfway through the Candidates Tournament 2018, and Fabiano Caruana takes solo lead after he defeated Levon Aronian in the 7th round. Wesley So was holding a drawing position towards the endgame against Sergey Karjakin, until he ran into time trouble and blundered on move 35 with 35.. Ke8. Karjakin was with a winning … Continue reading “Caruana leads halfway through the Candidates Tournament 2018”

  • Mamedyarov and So win in Round 6 Candidates Tournament 2018
    Vladimir Kramnik may have started the Candidates Tournament 2018 exceptionally strong, as he scored 2.5 points in the first three games. Yet, he scored just 0.5 points in the 3, as he lost his Round 6 game against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Mamedyarov then joins Caruana in the top of the standings. Meanwhile, after losing his first … Continue reading “Mamedyarov and So win in Round 6 Candidates Tournament 2018”

  • Draws Abound Round 5 of Candidates Tournament 2018
    Far from uneventful round, but they were all draws just the same. Levon Aronian even missed several winning lines in his drawn game against Alexander Grischuk. Candidates Tournament 2018 Round 5 Results Replay Round 5 games below: Round 5 standings: 1st Caruana 3.5pts, 2nd Kramnik 3pts, 3rd Mamedyarov 3pts, 4th Aronian 2.5pts, 5th Grischuk 2.5pts, … Continue reading “Draws Abound Round 5 of Candidates Tournament 2018”

  • FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018 – Caruana beats Kramnik and grab the lead at Round 4
    FIDE’s Candidates Tournament 2018 is an 8-player, 14-game, double round-robin tournament featuring the select top players of the world to compete against each other, the winner of which will claim the right to challenge the throne of the World Champion Magnus Carlsen. Vladimir Kramnik may have taken sole lead by the end of Round 3, … Continue reading “FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018 – Caruana beats Kramnik and grab the lead at Round 4”

  • Kramnik leads at the end of Round 3 – Candidates Tournament 2018
    Vladimir Kramnik scored 2.5 points in 3 games to lead the Candidates Tournament 2018 at the end of 3 Rounds. Candidates Tournament 2018 – Round 3 Results

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