Candidates Chess: India’s D Gukesh beats Alireza Firouzja to become sole leader with just one round left to play | Chess News

Apr21,2024



D Gukesh Reached the top spot as the sole leader with a win of Alireza Turquoise France in the round of 13 FIDE Candidates Tournament on Saturday in Toronto, Canada.
With this win, Gukesh got 8.5 points and moved ahead of Hikaru Nakamura of America and Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia, who are joint second with eight points each.

There is now only one round left to play, with the winner getting the chance to challenge Ding Liren for the world championship.
In the women's category, India's R Vaishali registered her fourth consecutive win and tied for third place with Konreu Humpy with 6.5 points, while China's Tan Zhongyi remained in the lead with a draw against Alexandra Goryachkina.



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