FIDE Candidates Tournament R3: Ding Liren beats Caruana‎

Candidates 2020 Yekaterinburg.

Standings after Round 3:
1-3. Nepomniachtchi, Vachier-Lagrave, Wang Hao – 2
4-5. Caruana, Grischuk – 1.5
6-8. Ding Liren, Alekseenko, Giri – 1

Friday, March 20, is the rest day.

Round 4 Mar 21, 2020 10:00
Round 5 Mar 22, 2020 10:00
Round 6 Mar 23, 2020 10:00
Rest Day
Round 7 Mar 25, 2020 10:00
Round 8 Mar 26, 2020 10:00
Round 9 Mar 27, 2020 10:00
Rest Day
Round 10 Mar 29, 2020 10:00
Round 11 Mar 30, 2020 10:00
Round 12 Mar 31, 2020 10:00
Rest Day
Round 13 Apr 2, 2020 10:00
Round 14 Apr 3, 2020 10:00

Candidates Chess Tournament 2020 2020-03-17 – 2020-04-04 info live results pgn 

[Event “FIDE Candidates 2020”]
[Site “Berlin GER”]
[Date “2020.03.19”]
[Round “3.1”]
[White “Ding Liren”]
[Black “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “D17”]
[Opening “QGD Slav”]
[Variation “Wiesbaden variation”]
[EventDate “2020.03.17”]

1. d4 { [%clk 01:40:56] } 1… d5 { [%clk 01:41:24] } 2. c4 { [%clk
01:41:20] } 2… c6 { [%clk 01:41:21] } 3. Nf3 { [%clk 01:40:46] } 3… Nf6
{ [%clk 01:41:39] } 4. Nc3 { [%clk 01:39:58] } 4… dxc4 { [%clk 01:40:30]
} 5. a4 { [%clk 01:40:24] } 5… Bf5 { [%clk 01:40:42] } 6. Ne5 { [%clk
01:40:37] } 6… e6 { [%clk 01:40:42] } 7. f3 { [%clk 01:40:16] } 7… Bb4
{ [%clk 01:40:40] } 8. Nxc4 { [%clk 01:32:56] } 8… O-O { [%clk 01:40:08]
} 9. Kf2 { [%clk 01:33:21] } 9… e5 { [%clk 01:40:28] } 10. Nxe5 { [%clk
01:16:44] } 10… Bc2 { [%clk 01:40:35] } 11. Qd2 { [%clk 01:09:32] } 11…
c5 { [%clk 01:40:43] } 12. d5 { [%clk 00:53:25] } 12… Bb3 { [%clk
01:40:44] } 13. e4 { [%clk 00:53:39] } 13… Re8 { [%clk 01:41:09] } 14.
Qf4 { [%clk 00:41:34] } 14… c4 { [%clk 01:40:59] } 15. Nxc4 { [%clk
00:39:49] } 15… Nbd7 { [%clk 01:41:21] } 16. Be3 { [%clk 00:34:06] }
16… Nf8 { [%clk 01:41:12] } 17. Bd4 { [%clk 00:25:52] } 17… Ng6 { [%clk
01:40:41] } 18. Qf5 { [%clk 00:25:10] } 18… Bxc4 { [%clk 01:34:25] } 19.
Bxc4 { [%clk 00:25:32] } 19… Qc7 { [%clk 01:34:39] } 20. Be2 { [%clk
00:18:30] } 20… Bc5 { [%clk 01:32:45] } 21. Bxc5 { [%clk 00:16:21] }
21… Qxc5+ { [%clk 01:18:48] } 22. Kf1 { [%clk 00:16:50] } 22… h6 {
[%clk 01:18:29] } 23. Rd1 { [%clk 00:15:22] } 23… Qb6 { [%clk 01:08:24] }
24. Rd2 { [%clk 00:14:53] } 24… Qe3 { [%clk 01:07:51] } 25. Rc2 { [%clk
00:15:09] } 25… a6 { [%clk 01:04:34] } 26. Qh3 { [%clk 00:12:50] } 26…
b5 { [%clk 01:03:00] } 27. Qg3 { [%clk 00:13:01] } 27… b4 { [%clk
01:01:33] } 28. Nd1 { [%clk 00:11:43] } 28… Qb3 { [%clk 01:01:53] } 29.
Rd2 { [%clk 00:10:54] } 29… Qxa4 { [%clk 00:58:42] } 30. Qf2 { [%clk
00:10:28] } 30… Qd7 { [%clk 00:46:45] } 31. g3 { [%clk 00:09:38] } 31…
Qh3+ { [%clk 00:46:26] } 32. Kg1 { [%clk 00:09:26] } 32… a5 { [%clk
00:45:22] } 33. Qd4 { [%clk 00:08:41] } 33… Nh5 { [%clk 00:35:36] } 34.
Nf2 { [%clk 00:08:38] } 34… Qd7 { [%clk 00:36:00] } 35. f4 { [%clk
00:08:32] } 35… Nhxf4 { [%clk 00:36:09] } 36. gxf4 { [%clk 00:09:02] }
36… Nxf4 { [%clk 00:36:30] } 37. Kf1 { [%clk 00:07:35] } 37… Qd6 {
[%clk 00:33:30] } 38. Rg1 { [%clk 00:07:40] } 38… f6 { [%clk 00:29:36] }
39. Bb5 { [%clk 00:07:16] } 39… Re7 { [%clk 00:22:55] } 40. b3 { [%clk
00:04:23] } 40… Rf8 { [%clk 00:19:32] } 41. Rc2 { [%clk 00:42:27] } 41…
Ne6 { [%clk 01:05:21] } 42. Qe3 { [%clk 00:41:46] } 42… Ng5 { [%clk
01:05:12] } 43. h4 { [%clk 00:41:41] } 43… Nf7 { [%clk 01:05:30] } 44.
Rc6 { [%clk 00:39:43] } 44… Qb8 { [%clk 01:04:21] } 45. Qc5 { [%clk
00:37:48] } 45… Qd8 { [%clk 00:58:36] } 46. Rxf6 { [%clk 00:35:52] }
46… Kh8 { [%clk 00:55:38] } 47. Rf5 { [%clk 00:35:27] } 47… Rc7 { [%clk
00:53:28] } 48. Bc6 { [%clk 00:35:49] } 48… a4 { [%clk 00:53:37] } 49.
bxa4 { [%clk 00:31:40] } 49… b3 { [%clk 00:54:00] } 50. Rg3 { [%clk
00:29:45] } 50… b2 { [%clk 00:50:16] } 51. Rb3 { [%clk 00:30:06] } 51…
Nd6 { [%clk 00:50:21] } 52. Rxf8+ { [%clk 00:30:13] } 52… Qxf8 { [%clk
00:50:46] } 53. Rxb2 { [%clk 00:30:00] } 53… Qf4 { [%clk 00:51:03] } 54.
Rb8+ { [%clk 00:24:48] } 54… Kh7 { [%clk 00:51:28] } 55. Qc2 { [%clk
00:25:02] } 55… Re7 { [%clk 00:44:56] } 56. e5+ { [%clk 00:24:35] } 56…
Nf5 { [%clk 00:45:21] } 57. Qe4 { [%clk 00:15:17] } 57… Qc1+ { [%clk
00:44:25] } 58. Kg2 { [%clk 00:15:27] } 58… g6 { [%clk 00:44:48] } 59.
Rb3 { [%clk 00:14:08] } 1-0

[Event “FIDE Candidates 2020”]
[Site “Berlin GER”]
[Date “2020.03.19”]
[Round “3.2”]
[White “Giri, Anish”]
[Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D85”]
[Opening “Gruenfeld”]
[Variation “exchange variation”]
[EventDate “2020.03.17”]

1. d4 { [%clk 01:40:56] } 1… Nf6 { [%clk 01:41:25] } 2. c4 { [%clk
01:41:20] } 2… g6 { [%clk 01:41:22] } 3. Nc3 { [%clk 01:41:41] } 3… d5
{ [%clk 01:41:47] } 4. cxd5 { [%clk 01:42:07] } 4… Nxd5 { [%clk 01:42:14]
} 5. Bd2 { [%clk 01:42:31] } 5… Bg7 { [%clk 01:37:53] } 6. e4 { [%clk
01:42:40] } 6… Nxc3 { [%clk 01:38:20] } 7. Bxc3 { [%clk 01:43:03] } 7…
c5 { [%clk 01:36:23] } 8. d5 { [%clk 01:42:05] } 8… Bxc3+ { [%clk
01:36:39] } 9. bxc3 { [%clk 01:42:29] } 9… O-O { [%clk 01:36:00] } 10.
Qd2 { [%clk 01:41:57] } 10… Qd6 { [%clk 01:30:05] } 11. f4 { [%clk
01:40:55] } 11… e6 { [%clk 01:22:50] } 12. Bc4 { [%clk 01:38:42] } 12…
b5 { [%clk 01:21:52] } 13. Bxb5 { [%clk 01:38:50] } 13… exd5 { [%clk
01:21:18] } 14. Bc4 { [%clk 01:37:19] } 14… Bb7 { [%clk 01:09:22] } 15.
Nf3 { [%clk 01:34:45] } 15… Nd7 { [%clk 01:05:30] } 16. O-O { [%clk
01:22:45] } 16… Nb6 { [%clk 00:54:49] } 17. Be2 { [%clk 01:18:09] } 17…
d4 { [%clk 00:37:42] } 18. e5 { [%clk 01:11:42] } 18… Qd7 { [%clk
00:38:08] } 19. cxd4 { [%clk 00:47:37] } 19… Rad8 { [%clk 00:38:31] } 20.
Rad1 { [%clk 00:40:38] } 20… Bxf3 { [%clk 00:38:27] } 21. Rxf3 { [%clk
00:39:01] } 21… Qxd4+ { [%clk 00:38:14] } 22. Qxd4 { [%clk 00:39:15] }
22… Rxd4 { [%clk 00:38:36] } 23. Rxd4 { [%clk 00:39:09] } 23… cxd4 {
[%clk 00:39:03] } 24. Rd3 { [%clk 00:39:26] } 24… Rd8 { [%clk 00:34:05] }
25. Bd1 { [%clk 00:36:26] } 25… Nc4 { [%clk 00:30:04] } 26. Kf2 { [%clk
00:36:27] } 26… Nb2 { [%clk 00:28:17] } 27. Rd2 { [%clk 00:36:53] } 27…
Nc4 { [%clk 00:28:24] } 28. Rd3 { [%clk 00:35:39] } 28… Nb2 { [%clk
00:28:49] } 29. Rd2 { [%clk 00:36:07] } 29… Nc4 { [%clk 00:29:14] } 30.
Rd3 { [%clk 00:36:20] } 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE Candidates 2020”]
[Site “Berlin GER”]
[Date “2020.03.19”]
[Round “3.3”]
[White “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Black “Wang Hao”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C42”]
[Opening “Petrov”]
[Variation “classical attack, close variation”]
[EventDate “2020.03.17”]

1. e4 { [%clk 01:40:09] } 1… e5 { [%clk 01:40:53] } 2. Nf3 { [%clk
01:40:34] } 2… Nf6 { [%clk 01:41:11] } 3. Nxe5 { [%clk 01:40:23] } 3…
d6 { [%clk 01:41:43] } 4. Nf3 { [%clk 01:40:48] } 4… Nxe4 { [%clk
01:42:43] } 5. d3 { [%clk 01:41:00] } 5… Nf6 { [%clk 01:42:36] } 6. d4 {
[%clk 01:41:26] } 6… d5 { [%clk 01:42:37] } 7. Bd3 { [%clk 01:41:51] }
7… Bd6 { [%clk 01:41:44] } 8. Qe2+ { [%clk 01:42:10] } 8… Be6 { [%clk
01:38:46] } 9. Ng5 { [%clk 01:40:50] } 9… Qe7 { [%clk 01:39:18] } 10.
Nxe6 { [%clk 01:41:18] } 10… fxe6 { [%clk 01:35:46] } 11. c3 { [%clk
01:41:39] } 11… c5 { [%clk 01:26:34] } 12. Nd2 { [%clk 01:38:59] } 12…
Nc6 { [%clk 01:24:38] } 13. Nf3 { [%clk 01:39:13] } 13… O-O { [%clk
01:22:26] } 14. O-O { [%clk 01:39:15] } 14… cxd4 { [%clk 01:15:52] } 15.
cxd4 { [%clk 01:36:09] } 15… e5 { [%clk 01:15:58] } 16. dxe5 { [%clk
01:31:34] } 16… Nxe5 { [%clk 01:16:27] } 17. Nxe5 { [%clk 00:56:50] }
17… Qxe5 { [%clk 01:16:04] } 18. Qxe5 { [%clk 00:42:06] } 18… Bxe5 {
[%clk 01:15:56] } 19. f3 { [%clk 00:41:45] } 19… Bd4+ { [%clk 01:08:27] }
20. Kh1 { [%clk 00:42:00] } 20… Rac8 { [%clk 01:06:35] } 21. Rd1 { [%clk
00:37:18] } 21… Rfe8 { [%clk 01:03:02] } 22. g3 { [%clk 00:33:09] } 22…
Kf7 { [%clk 00:55:50] } 23. Kg2 { [%clk 00:29:19] } 23… g6 { [%clk
00:54:11] } 24. Bd2 { [%clk 00:08:55] } 24… Be3 { [%clk 00:35:49] } 25.
h4 { [%clk 00:05:41] } 25… Re6 { [%clk 00:32:38] } 26. Bxe3 { [%clk
00:05:30] } 26… Rxe3 { [%clk 00:33:03] } 27. Kf2 { [%clk 00:04:13] }
27… Re6 { [%clk 00:29:49] } 28. Rd2 { [%clk 00:03:10] } 28… Ke7 { [%clk
00:24:22] } 29. Rad1 { [%clk 00:03:07] } 29… Rec6 { [%clk 00:21:28] } 30.
g4 { [%clk 00:02:58] } 30… a6 { [%clk 00:19:55] } 31. h5 { [%clk
00:02:40] } 31… Kf7 { [%clk 00:18:53] } 32. a3 { [%clk 00:01:56] } 32…
Re8 { [%clk 00:15:56] } 33. hxg6+ { [%clk 00:01:01] } 33… hxg6 { [%clk
00:16:21] } 34. g5 { [%clk 00:01:21] } 34… Ne4+ { [%clk 00:11:58] } 35.
Bxe4 { [%clk 00:00:58] } 35… dxe4 { [%clk 00:12:30] } 36. Re1 { [%clk
00:00:58] } 36… exf3 { [%clk 00:06:34] } 37. Rd7+ { [%clk 00:01:25] }
37… Kf8 { [%clk 00:06:58] } 38. Rh1 { [%clk 00:01:33] } 38… Kg8 { [%clk
00:07:22] } 39. Rxb7 { [%clk 00:00:39] } 39… Rc2+ { [%clk 00:01:23] } 40.
Kxf3 { [%clk 00:01:03] } 40… Rc5 { [%clk 00:01:50] } 41. Rh4 { [%clk
00:00:33] } 41… Rxg5 { [%clk 00:01:54] } 42. b4 { [%clk 00:49:01] } 42…
Rge5 { [%clk 00:48:38] } 43. Rd4 { [%clk 00:33:56] } 43… Re3+ { [%clk
00:48:29] } 44. Kf4 { [%clk 00:33:50] } 44… Rxa3 { [%clk 00:47:17] } 45.
Rd6 { [%clk 00:33:56] } 45… Ra1 { [%clk 00:46:59] } 46. Rxg6+ { [%clk
00:34:20] } 46… Kh8 { [%clk 00:47:25] } 47. Rh6+ { [%clk 00:34:24] }
47… Kg8 { [%clk 00:48:23] } 48. Rg6+ { [%clk 00:34:49] } 48… Kh8 {
[%clk 00:48:19] } 49. Rh6+ { [%clk 00:34:25] } 49… Kg8 { [%clk 00:48:43]
} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE Candidates 2020”]
[Site “Berlin GER”]
[Date “2020.03.19”]
[Round “3.4”]
[White “Alekseenko, Kirill”]
[Black “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C19”]
[Opening “French”]
[Variation “Winawer, advance, 6…Ne7”]
[EventDate “2020.03.17”]

1. e4 { [%clk 01:40:44] } 1… e6 { [%clk 01:40:52] } 2. d4 { [%clk
01:37:45] } 2… d5 { [%clk 01:41:14] } 3. Nc3 { [%clk 01:37:20] } 3… Bb4
{ [%clk 01:41:17] } 4. e5 { [%clk 01:36:45] } 4… c5 { [%clk 01:41:40] }
5. a3 { [%clk 01:36:32] } 5… Bxc3+ { [%clk 01:42:00] } 6. bxc3 { [%clk
01:36:59] } 6… Ne7 { [%clk 01:42:22] } 7. h4 { [%clk 01:35:19] } 7… Qc7
{ [%clk 01:42:13] } 8. Nf3 { [%clk 01:33:20] } 8… b6 { [%clk 01:41:53] }
9. Bb5+ { [%clk 01:27:34] } 9… Bd7 { [%clk 01:42:14] } 10. Be2 { [%clk
01:20:16] } 10… Ba4 { [%clk 01:41:41] } 11. O-O { [%clk 01:12:00] } 11…
Nd7 { [%clk 01:38:26] } 12. Be3 { [%clk 00:52:31] } 12… h6 { [%clk
01:32:00] } 13. Ra2 { [%clk 00:45:11] } 13… Nf5 { [%clk 01:17:45] } 14.
Bf4 { [%clk 00:39:41] } 14… Qc6 { [%clk 01:13:02] } 15. Rb2 { [%clk
00:36:15] } 15… a6 { [%clk 01:12:53] } 16. dxc5 { [%clk 00:30:25] } 16…
Qxc5 { [%clk 01:09:20] } 17. Rb4 { [%clk 00:28:03] } 17… b5 { [%clk
01:04:33] } 18. Bd3 { [%clk 00:23:45] } 18… Ne7 { [%clk 01:03:13] } 19.
Bd2 { [%clk 00:20:24] } 19… Nc6 { [%clk 01:02:42] } 20. Qe2 { [%clk
00:19:29] } 20… Nxb4 { [%clk 01:01:09] } 21. axb4 { [%clk 00:18:40] }
21… Qc7 { [%clk 01:00:15] } 22. Re1 { [%clk 00:18:18] } 22… Nb8 { [%clk
00:59:40] } 23. Nd4 { [%clk 00:15:58] } 23… Nc6 { [%clk 00:59:44] } 24.
Qg4 { [%clk 00:15:20] } 24… Nxd4 { [%clk 01:00:10] } 25. cxd4 { [%clk
00:15:07] } 25… g6 { [%clk 00:56:51] } 26. h5 { [%clk 00:09:37] } 26…
gxh5 { [%clk 00:53:46] } 27. Qxh5 { [%clk 00:09:57] } 27… O-O-O { [%clk
00:53:59] } 28. f4 { [%clk 00:09:28] } 28… Kb8 { [%clk 00:53:35] } 29. c3
{ [%clk 00:04:17] } 29… Bb3 { [%clk 00:52:30] } 30. f5 { [%clk 00:04:42]
} 30… Bc4 { [%clk 00:52:46] } 31. Bc2 { [%clk 00:04:52] } 31… Rdg8 {
[%clk 00:51:55] } 32. Kf2 { [%clk 00:03:29] } 32… a5 { [%clk 00:39:08] }
33. bxa5 { [%clk 00:03:54] } 33… Qxa5 { [%clk 00:38:39] } 34. Qxf7 {
[%clk 00:03:53] } 34… Qa2 { [%clk 00:38:55] } 35. Qxe6 { [%clk 00:03:50]
} 35… Qxc2 { [%clk 00:39:18] } 36. Qb6+ { [%clk 00:04:13] } 36… Kc8 {
[%clk 00:39:35] } 37. Qc6+ { [%clk 00:04:38] } 37… Kb8 { [%clk 00:39:59]
} 38. Qb6+ { [%clk 00:05:02] } 38… Kc8 { [%clk 00:40:26] } 39. Qc6+ {
[%clk 00:05:27] } 39… Kb8 { [%clk 00:40:51] } 40. Qb6+ { [%clk 00:05:52]
} 1/2-1/2


FIDE Candidates 2020 Yekaterinburg RUS (RUS), 15 iii-5 iv 2020 cat. XXI (2774)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1. Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2774 * * . . . . ½ . . . 1 . ½ . . . 2 2871
2. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2767 . . * * . . . . ½ . ½ . . . 1 . 2 2928
3. Wang, Hao g CHN 2762 . . . . * * ½ . . . ½ . . . 1 . 2 2906
4. Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2777 ½ . . . ½ . * * . . . . ½ . . . 2744
5. Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2842 . . ½ . . . . . * * . . 1 . 0 . 2756
6. Giri, Anish g NED 2763 0 . ½ . ½ . . . . . * * . . . . 1 2642
7. Alekseenko, Kirill g RUS 2698 ½ . . . . . ½ . 0 . . . * * . . 1 2672
8. Ding, Liren g CHN 2805 . . 0 . 0 . . . 1 . . . . . * * 1 2665
Round 1 (March 17, 2020)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime – Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 44 C78 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence
Grischuk, Alexander – Alekseenko, Kirill ½-½ 41 A20 English Opening
Giri, Anish – Nepomniachtchi, Ian 0-1 73 A33 English Symmetrical
Ding, Liren – Wang, Hao 0-1 45 A20 English Opening
Round 2 (March 18, 2020)
Nepomniachtchi, Ian – Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 40 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime – Ding, Liren 1-0 37 C88 Ruy Lopez Closed
Wang, Hao – Giri, Anish ½-½ 61 A37 English Symmetrical
Caruana, Fabiano – Alekseenko, Kirill 1-0 34 E20 Nimzo Indian
Round 3 (March 19, 2020)
Grischuk, Alexander – Wang, Hao ½-½ 49 C42 Petroff’s Defence
Giri, Anish – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 30 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Alekseenko, Kirill – Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 40 C19 French Winawer
Ding, Liren – Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 59 D17 Slav Defence