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 position when So lost on time.

The other two matches ended in draws.[replay]

Candidates Tournament 2018 Round 7 Results

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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

14Caruana FabianoUSA278490557
27Mamedyarov ShakhriyarAZE280981.5354.75
32Karjakin SergeyRUS276380.5454.75
46Ding LirenCHN27697.50152.5
51Kramnik VladimirRUS28006.51341.5
68Grischuk AlexanderRUS27676.51244
75So WesleyUSA279960140.5
83Aronian LevonARM27944.50133

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