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Maxime Vachier Lagrave    
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Fabiano Caruana    
  10 (45.5%)
Ding Liren    
  10 (45.5%)
Wang Hao    
  0 (0.0%)
Anish Giri    
  1 (4.5%)
Ian Nepomniachtchi    
  0 (0.0%)
Alexander Grischuk    
  1 (4.5%)
Kirill Alekseenko    
  0 (0.0%)




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Reply #36 - 03/26/20 at 10:37:29
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Hi.

Candidates now stopped. Round 8-14 to be played at later dates.

Reason for stop is given as players having a hard time getting home after stop of international flights to and from the Russian Federation (taking effect tomorrow) and this placing an undue burden on the players getting home later.

https://www.fide.com/news/462

Good luck to everybody on their journey home.
  
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Reply #35 - 03/25/20 at 17:54:03
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Reply #34 - 03/25/20 at 14:08:49
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True dat.
  
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Reply #33 - 03/25/20 at 04:14:17
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It's not that he would be denied entry if he could make it back... it's where does he go for a flight? How?
  
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Reply #32 - 03/25/20 at 03:12:12
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Don't know the law in other countries, but it is law that US citizens cannot be denied entry at the U.S. border. That was reinforced when the U.S. began limiting entry due to COVID-19. They may end up in jail or elsewhere, depending on their legal or other status but they can always come back to the U.S.A. Lucky Luciano is the only one I can think of who was told not to come back but I think he made a deal with the feds for his freedom.
  
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Re: Who is going to win the Candidates 2020?
Reply #31 - 03/24/20 at 13:02:24
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trw wrote on 03/24/20 at 03:19:33:
Yeah... reports are Nepo and Ding both don't feel well and have coughs.

Grischuk and Wang Hao want the tournament stopped.

Fabi may not be feeling bad but his play looks so bad everyone would believe him.

This is crazy. Why did they start this tournament? They should have listened to Radjabov. But still Sutovsky on FB blah blah blah Russia is the best! Only Russia could hold such a tournament FIDE is so responsible! FIDE is the best!

Fabi thought he will have trouble getting home... hell most of them well... Germany closed their borders... France too... Many airports are closed.


It is absolutely crazy, only FIDE could come up with this shambles. No foresight whatsoever.
  
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Re: Who is going to win the Candidates 2020?
Reply #30 - 03/24/20 at 03:57:22
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an ordinary chessplayer wrote on 03/24/20 at 01:55:30:
What do you mean? The Russian government has the coronavirus well under control. Haven't you been following their propaganda media?

Kasparov:  "Russia's numbers are 'low' because they are lying. They are always lying until proven otherwise."
  
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Reply #29 - 03/24/20 at 03:19:33
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Yeah... reports are Nepo and Ding both don't feel well and have coughs.

Grischuk and Wang Hao want the tournament stopped.

Fabi may not be feeling bad but his play looks so bad everyone would believe him.

This is crazy. Why did they start this tournament? They should have listened to Radjabov. But still Sutovsky on FB blah blah blah Russia is the best! Only Russia could hold such a tournament FIDE is so responsible! FIDE is the best!

Fabi thought he will have trouble getting home... hell most of them well... Germany closed their borders... France too... Many airports are closed.
  
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Re: Who is going to win the Candidates 2020?
Reply #28 - 03/24/20 at 01:55:30
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Keano wrote on 03/23/20 at 23:24:58:
Nepo with a very bad cough and saying he is not well, he hasnt looked well for a few days now to my eye.

I'd say there is a very high chance this tournament will be stopped, it was irresponsible to start it in the first place.


What do you mean? The Russian government has the coronavirus well under control. Haven't you been following their propaganda media?

Speaking of irresponsible, let's see if, after stopping the tournament, they allow the grandmasters (and seconds, and everybody) to fly home rather than putting them in quarantine for 14 days. Don't fly, people. Don't take a train. Don't take a bus. Only fools and the infected are flying. Some people are both. I read a news report that a commercial flight had 24 passengers, 7 of them had COVID-19. Minimum seventeen fools on that flight, going home to kiss their children good-night.
  
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Reply #27 - 03/23/20 at 23:24:58
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Nepo with a very bad cough and saying he is not well, he hasnt looked well for a few days now to my eye.

I'd say there is a very high chance this tournament will be stopped, it was irresponsible to start it in the first place.
  
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Reply #26 - 03/23/20 at 15:05:35
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Nepo still with the sole lead.... People are saying Ding has a bad cough?
  
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Re: Who is going to win the Candidates 2020?
Reply #25 - 03/22/20 at 20:05:06
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Hi.

Next round (R6) is:
1. GM Grischuk, A. (2½) 2777 — GM Caruana, F. (2½) 2842
2. GM Alekseenko (2) 2698 — GM Giri, Anish (2) 2763
3. GM Nepomniachtc. (3½) 2774 — GM Ding, Liren (2) 2805
4. GM Wang, Hao (2½) 2762 — GM Vachier-Lagr. (3) 2767

Meaning Both Ding and Caruana have black again (and Lagrave). So beforehand it doesn't look like a round where it is likely Nepo would lose much ground unless he loses.

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Re: Who is going to win the Candidates 2020?
Reply #24 - 03/22/20 at 19:58:00
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Hello.

trw wrote on 03/22/20 at 16:43:31:
Nepo with the sole lead! And no one voted for him!

Caruana and Ding got much of the attention before the tournament but Nepo is obviously looking fairly strong now. The queen and knight play today was enjoyable to watch.

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Reply #23 - 03/22/20 at 16:43:31
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Nepo with the sole lead! And no one voted for him!
  
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Re: Who is going to win the Candidates 2020?
Reply #22 - 03/20/20 at 05:38:43
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If that's prep then Fabi should use his rest day to fire all his seconds and hire news one.
  
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