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, but Fabiano Caruana defeated him in Round 4 to grab the lead from the former.

Levon Aronian may have experienced a setback in Round 3 as he lost to Kramnik, but gained grounds as he defeated the former challenger, Sergey Karjakin, in Round 4.

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See Round 4 games below:[replay]

Ten more rounds to go, thus this is still very much early in the tournament, and anyone, including the tailenders: Karjakin and Wesley So, can win this through the end.

Round 4 standings: 1at Caruana 3pts, 2nd Kramnik 2.5pts, 3rd Mamedyarov 2.5pts, 4th Aronian 2pts, 5th Grischuk Alexander 2pts, 6tn Ding Liren 2pts, 7th= Karjakin, Wesley So 1pt

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

See all the games of the Candidates Tournament 2018.

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