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Top Five Moves: Candidates Edition

Top Five Moves: Candidates Edition

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. What amazing ideas have these top players discovered in their illustrious careers?

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
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