Nakamura, Caruana Bounce Back; Lei Joins Lead In Women’s


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GMs Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana won their games in round 10 of the 2024 FIDE Candidates Tournament to inch closer to the tournament lead. Co-leaders GM Ian Nepomniachtchi and GM Gukesh Dommaraju made a draw in their game and are now chased by three players a half-point behind: Nakamura, Caruana, and GM Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu.

GM Lei Tingjie won for the fourth time in her last five games, this time against GM Aleksandra Goryachkina, to jump into a tie for first with GM Tan Zhongyi in the 2024 FIDE Women’s Candidates Tournament. They are a point ahead of their closest competitors, Goryachkina and GM Kateryna Lagno.

After a rest day, round 11 will be on Wednesday, April 17, starting at 2:30 p.m. ET / 20:30 CEST / 12:00 a.m. IST.

Standings – Candidates

Standings – Women’s Candidates


Candidates: Americans Barge Back Into The Tournament


GM Rafael Leitao analyzes the Game of the Day below.


Women’s Candidates: All Lei Does Is Win

 You can watch video recaps of the Candidates in our playlist below (click here).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=videoseries

How to watch?
You can watch the 2024 FIDE Candidates Tournament on Chess24’s YouTube and Twitch, and the 2024 Women’s FIDE Candidates on Chess.com’s YouTube and Twitch. The games can also be followed from our Events Page.

The FIDE Candidates Tournaments are among the most important FIDE events of the year. Players compete for the right to play in the next FIDE World Championship match against current World Chess Champions GMs Ding Liren and Ju Wenjun.


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