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Live Games and Updates of FIDE Candidates 2020

by Sagar Shah - 25/03/2020

The Candidates 2020 will take place in the city of Yekaterinburg, Russia from the 17th of March to the 3rd of April 2020. Eight players - Fabiano Caruana, Ding Liren, Alexander Grischuk, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Anish Giri, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Wang Hao and Kirill Alekseenko will fight it out to win the tournament and earn the right to challenge Magnus Carlsen. On this page you will find the Live games, commentary as well as real time updates by the ChessBase India team. Games begin each day at 4.30 p.m. Indian time. We hope you will enjoy our coverage of this mega event.

Keep Refreshing this page for constant live updates!

On this page you will find the live games, commentary and real time updates of Candidates 2020

Round reports:

Round 1: Ian Nepomniachtchi shows his class

Round 2: Elbowshakes, Long thinks and Grischuk's humour

Round 3: How Ding Liren fought the Caruana virus (in pictures)

Round 4: The Pledge, The Turn, The Prestige

Round 5: Nepo leads, players worried about the global pandemic

Round 6: If you spot ...Re5, you should be disqualified

Round 7: It's not a good idea to play the French against the French no.1

Live Updates for Round 8:

Pairings of round 8

Standings after round 7

MVL and Nepo now lead the tournament with 4.5/7, one full point ahead of the rest of the field

Caruana vs MVL

Wang Hao vs Ding Liren

Nepo vs Giri

Alekseenko vs Grischuk

 

FIDE's team for live commentary consists of Daniil Dubov and Evgeny Miroshnichenko

Live Games begin at 4.30 p.m. IST

Finished Games

Playing Schedule

Important links

Pairings of 14 rounds

Official website

All articles on the Candidates on ChessBase India:

Preview of the Candidates 2020

Why has Radjabov pulled himself out of the Candidates 2020

The ChessBase India Candidates 2020 contest

Candidates Opening ceremony

Round1: Ian Nepomniachtchi shows his class

Decoding the queen vs rook endgame that Nepo played to perfection

Round 2: Elbowshakes, Long thinks and Grischuk's humour

Aditya Mittal analyzes Caruana's bold play in the 4.f3 Nimzo

Round 3: How Ding Liren fought the Caruana virus (in pictures)

Outpreparing the Candidates with Fat Fritz Part I

Round 3: Hilarious and instructive post game interviews 

Round 4: The pledge, the turn, the prestige

Round 5: Nepo leads, players worried about the global pandemic

Round 6: If you don't spot ...Re5, you should be disqualified

Outpreparing the Candidates with Fat Fritz Part II

Round 7: It's not a good idea to play the French against French no.1


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