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Who wins Candidates Tournament 2020–21?

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The Candidates Tournament 2020-21 is a competition in chess that will determine the challenger in the World Chess Championship 2021 – of the current world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway. It’s a tournament that 8 people get to play in the round-robin setting, meaning that every player will get to play against every other player twice – once with the white pieces and once with the black, meaning there are 14 games in total.

The first half of the Candidates Tournament 2020 took place from March 17 to March 25 in the city of Yekaterinburg, in Russia. However, the corona pandemic broke out and the rest of the Candidates Tournament 2020 was postponed indefinitely on March 26 due to the fact that the Russian government officially interrupted all the incoming and outgoing air traffic with other countries. At the time of the postponement, the tournament was at its halfway point. The lead position was shared by Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France and Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia.

The tournament progressed in the following way: Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia took the offensive by getting victories in the first, fifth, and sixth rounds of the tournament. He was defeated though by his opponent in the seventh match – Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Every player in the tournament had played one game against every one of their opponents. Even though Nepomniachtchi and Vachier-Lagrave share the first place on 4½/7 – it’s the latter that has the lead due to the fact that he won against Nepomniachtchi. Wang Hao, Giri, Caruana, and Grischuk are trailing behind at 3 ½. Even though he came out as one of the most popular players and a favorite to win the Candidates Tournament 2020 and challenge Magnus Carles in the World Chess Championship 2021 – Ding Liren started out with two consecutive losses, and he’s not at the last place with Alekseenko at 2½.

The International Chess Federation (FIDE) announced that the Candidates Tournament 2020 will recommence on April 19, 2021. Even though Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Ian Nepomniachtchi have taken the first spot, there is still room for a surprise. At the same time, the reigning and defending chess world champion Magnus Carlsen is biding his time and honing his craft so that he can face the next challenger that will win the Candidates Tournament 2020-21. It will be a worthy battle as, by all measures, the competition is quite stiff this time around. We’re very excited to see the outcome of the tournament and the chess world title match.