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 position when So lost on time.
The other two matches ended in draws.[replay]
Candidates Tournament 2018 Round 7 Results
Round 7 Standings: 1st Caruana 5pts, 2nd Mamedyarov 4.5pts, 3rd Kramnik 3.5pts, 4th Ding Liren 3.5pts, 5th Grischuk 3.5pts, 6th Karjakin 3pts, 7th Wesley So 2.5pts, 8th Aronian 2.5pts
Replay all the games in the Candidates Tournament 2018.
Candidates 2018 Final Ranking