Karjakin & Ding make big moves in Berlin

2018 Candidates Chess Tournament is an 8-player event to decide the challenger for Magnus Carlsen

After 12 rounds, 5 players are within 1/2 point from each other. The final 2 rounds will test the nerves and will of these world-class chess players.

Round 12 results

GM Grischuk, Alexander vs GM Aronian, Levon [1/2-1/2]
GM Karjakin, Sergey vs GM Caruana, Fabiano [1-0]
GM Kramnik, Vladimir vs GM So, Wesley [1/2-1/2]
GM Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar vs GM Ding, Liren [0-1]

Standings after 12 rounds

1 Karjakin, Sergey 7 40.75
Caruana, Fabiano 7 39.5

3 Ding, Liren 6.5 38.5
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 6.5 38.5
Grischuk, Alexander 6.5 37.25

6 Kramnik, Vladimir 5.5 29.75

7 So, Wesley 5 29.25

8 Aronian, Levon 4 26.5

Comments
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JackS
JackS

Karjakin essentially leads the field by 1/2 point, since he has the tie-break over Caruana.

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