2020 Candidates Highlights

2020 Candidates Highlights

Who will challenge Magnus Carlsen in the next World Championship? Check out the highlights from the first half of the Candidates Tournament!

The 2020 World Championship Candidates Tournament features eight contenders trying to earn a match against Magnus Carlsen. See if you can keep up with their amazing tactics and plans along the way. Learn from the candidates today!

Here is what you will see:

  • How did Nepomniachtchi take the early lead?
  • How did Ding Liren win against home preparation?
  • How did MVL catch the leader with a model win against the French?

"I love this. It's like watching a football postgame show where they break down all the plays. I hope Chess.com will continue this feature in future tournaments." - Chess.com member DyvynDuffy

Nepo and Wang Take The Lead!

Nepo and Wang Take The Lead!

In an exciting first-round Wang Hao and Ian Nepomniachtchi won to take an early lead in the Candidates tournament. Two players who had been undefeated in their previous candidates touranments lost with the White pieces! See if you can figure out the key ideas from every game!
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MVL and Caruana Get On The Board

MVL and Caruana Get On The Board

In round two Caruana and MVL scored crushing victories against Alekseenko and Ding respectively. Check out the highlights of MVL - Ding, our Game Of The Day!
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Ding Strikes Back!

Ding Strikes Back!

After a 0-2 start, Ding Liren struck back with an amazing win against Fabiano Caruana. Caruana played a sharp opening novelty, sacrificed two pawns and started an hour ahead on the clock. Ding, kept his cool, accepted the sacrifices and converted his extra material into a win. Check out the highlights from our game of the day!
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Defense Holds in Round Four

Defense Holds in Round Four

In round four MVL sacrificed two pawns against Grischuk's Berlin Defense and Caruana advanced a pawn all the way to h6 against Nepomniachtchi. However, everyone defended well and all four games were drawn. Try to find the key tactics that decided each game.
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Nepo Out In Front!

Nepo Out In Front!

In round five, Nepomniachtchi ground down Wang's Petroff Defense to take sole lead of the tournament! Alekseenko - MVL was a razor-sharp Sicilian, which ended in perpetual check. Giri - Caruana and Grischuk - Ding were also hard-fought draws.
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Nepo Dominating!

Nepo Dominating!

In round six of the candidates Ian Nepomniachtchi gained an outside passed pawn against Ding Liren, who countered with a kingside attack. Check out the key moments to see whose advantage dominated the game.
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MVL Catches Nepo!

MVL Catches Nepo!

All eyes in round seven were on the clash between MVL and Nepomniachtchi. Nepo's French Defense was risky, and a series of brilliant attacking moves brought MVL the win and a share of first place!
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2020 Candidates Highlights

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Опубліковано March 17, 2020
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