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The Candidates Chess Tournament will resume on April 19 in Yekaterinburg

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Filatov is confident that Yekaterinburg will adequately host the Candidates Chess Tournament


The Candidates Tournament will resume on April 19 in Yekaterinburg and end on April 28 or 29. This was announced to TASS by the President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) Arkady Dvorkovich.

The President of the Russian Chess Federation Andrey Filatov has no doubts that Yekaterinburg will adequately host the second part of the Candidates Tournament. Andrey Filatov told TASS about this.

The Candidates Tournament started in Yekaterinburg on March 17, 2020, but was suspended on March 26 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The participants managed to play all the games of the first round.

“We have no doubt that Yekaterinburg will hold the second round of the tournament with dignity,” Andrey Filatov said. “And we, in turn, cheer for our guys and believe in them: Ian Nepomniachtchi, who is in the lead at the time the tournament was stopped, and Alexander Grischuk, who is very close to the leaders.”

In the standings, the leadership is shared by the Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi and the Frenchman Maxim Vachier-Lagrave (4.5 points each), followed by the Russian Alexander Grischuk , Dutchman Anish Giri, American Fabiano Caruana, Chinese Wang Hao (all - 3.5 each), Russian Kirill Alekseenko and Chinese Ding Liren (both - 2.5).

The winner of the competition will have the right to play a match for the chess crown with the world champion Norwegian Magnus Carlsen .

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