Nakamura Leapfrogs Caruana, Gukesh Re-enters Shared Lead With Nepomniachtchi


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Round eight of the 2024 FIDE Candidates Tournament saw two winners and a significant change in the standings. GM Hikaru Nakamura defeated GM Fabiano Caruana in the all-American matchup, while GM Gukesh Dommaraju also beat his countryman GM Vidit Gujrathi. GM Ian Nepomniachtchi now shares the lead with Gukesh with five points after making a draw against GM Nijat Abasov.

The 2024 FIDE Women’s Candidates has been blown wide open after GM Lei Tingjie, with the black pieces, defeated the tournament leader, GM Tan Zhongyi. Lei, Tan, and GM Aleksandra Goryachkina all share first with five points.

Round nine will be on Sunday, April 14, starting at 2:30 p.m. ET / 20:30 CEST / 12:00 a.m. IST.

Standings – Candidates

Standings – Women’s Candidates


Candidates:  Friendly Fire Between Countrymen Shakes Up Standings

GM Rafael Leitao analyzes the Game of the Day below.

Women’s Candidates: Lei Wins 3rd Game In A Row


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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