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Top Five Moves: Candidates Edition

Top Five Moves: Candidates Edition

Learn from the best moves of the best players in the world!

What amazing moves must you find to reach the Candidates tournament? The Ginger GM, Simon Williams, brings you the five best moves from the careers of each of the eight players, competing to challenge Magnus Carlsen for the world championship. Learn with the Ginger GM today!

Here is what you will learn:

  • Find amazing sacrifices!
  • Figure out how to escape defeat!
  • Learn from the best moves of the best players in the world!
The Top Five Moves of  Ian Nepomniachtchi

The Top Five Moves of Ian Nepomniachtchi

Ian Nepomniachtchi took the 2020 Candidates tournament by storm and led with three wins and no losses after six rounds. He's currently the fourth rated player in the world and a likely opponent for Magnus Carlsen. Check out Nepo's best ever moves!
11 min
5 Challenges
The Top Five Moves of MVL

The Top Five Moves of MVL

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is tied for the candidates lead at the half-way mark and has a great chance to earn the right to challenge Magnus Carlsen for the World Title. MVL has played many spectacular games. Check out his five greatest moves of all time!
9 min
5 Challenges
The Top Five Moves of Fabiano Caruana

The Top Five Moves of Fabiano Caruana

Fabiano Caruana is the second-highest rated player in the world and he nearly defeated Magnus Carlsen in a World Championship match. Check out Fabi's five best moves ever!
11 min
5 Challenges
The Top Five Moves of Ding Liren

The Top Five Moves of Ding Liren

Ding Liren once played 100 games without a loss and has beaten Magnus Carlen in a playoff match. Check out the five greatest moves of the third-highest rated player in the world!
10 min
5 Challenges
The Top Five Moves of Wang Hao

The Top Five Moves of Wang Hao

Wang Hao won the Chess.com Isle of Man international tournament to qualify for the World Championship Candidates Tournament, where he started by defeating Ding Liren in the first round! Check out the five best moves of Wang Hao's great career!
9 min
5 Challenges
The Top Five Moves Of Kirill Alekseenko

The Top Five Moves Of Kirill Alekseenko

Kirill Alekseenko is the least well-known player in the 2020 Candidates tournament. He's an underdog in the event, but he's a Super-Grandmaster with many great wins in his career. Check out his top five best moves so far.
9 min
5 Challenges
The Top Five Moves of Alexander Grischuk

The Top Five Moves of Alexander Grischuk

Alexander Grischuk has been one of the top players in the world for many years and may be the next challenger in a World Championship match against Magnus Carlsen. Check out the top five moves of Grischuk's amazing career!
11 min
5 Challenges
The Top Five Moves Of Anish Giri

The Top Five Moves Of Anish Giri

Grandmaster Anish Giri earned the rating spot to qualify for the 2020 candidates tournament and is still in contention to challenge Magnus Carlsen for the World Championship. Check out Giri's five greatest moves!
9 min
5 Challenges

Top Five Moves: Candidates Edition

Master Games
8 Lessons
79 Minutes
40 Challenges
Released April 6, 2020
1,027 Students