View Poll Results: Who will win the 2022 Candidates Tournament?

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  • Fabiano Caruana

    4 33.33%
  • Ding Liren

    3 25.00%
  • Jan-Krzystof Duda

    0 0%
  • Alireza Firouzja

    4 33.33%
  • Hikaru Nakamura

    1 8.33%
  • Ian Nepomniachtchi

    0 0%
  • Teimour Radjabov

    0 0%
  • Richard Rapport

    0 0%
  • Sergey Karjakin

    0 0%
  • Other (late substitute)

    0 0%
  • No winner / event abandoned or cancelled

    0 0%
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    Ding played a shocker and loses to Radjabov

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    Nepo has won the second candidates in a row. I know he could still be caught if he loses 2 games in a row but it is not happening. It is all over and Nepo has won.

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    Now the question is...will Magnus play him or not...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Now the question is...will Magnus play him or not...
    Yes, that is the big question. If Magnus does play Nepo I expect it to be one sided again. Magnus is quite a bit better than anyone else in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Colliver View Post
    Nepo has won the second candidates in a row. I know he could still be caught if he loses 2 games in a row but it is not happening. It is all over and Nepo has won.
    I think you're right - it's surprising that nobody picked him in the poll, considering he did win the previous one.

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    Interesting YouTube video by Nakamura explaining why he took the draw rather than avoid it. Playing for a win as black against e4 is risky and the possibility (however slim) of Carlsen refusing to play means that second place is worth keeping in reach over any slim winning possibilities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig_Hall View Post
    Interesting YouTube video by Nakamura explaining why he took the draw rather than avoid it. Playing for a win as black against e4 is risky and the possibility (however slim) of Carlsen refusing to play means that second place is worth keeping in reach over any slim winning possibilities.
    I think Nakamura's loss to Radjabov when he tried to win as black made him quite shy of trying to win with black against Nepo.

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    And a boring draw between Nepomniachtchi and Rapport makes Nepomniachtchi the winner!

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    So now we have two rather uninspiring options.
    1. Carlsen smashes Nepo again
    2. Nepo playes whoever finishes 2nd when we know they are nowhere near the strongest player in the world.

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    Nakamura is very close to winning against Duda in Round 13. The three other games were all drawn. Assuming Nakamura does go on to win, the standings after Round 13 will be:

    Nepomniachtchi +5
    Nakamura +2
    Ding +1
    Radjabov +0
    Caruana +0
    Rapport -2
    Duda -3
    Firouzja -3

    If this eventuates, then there will be no tie for second place, as we have Ding - Nakamura in Round 14.
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    Ding beats Nakamura to secure 2nd place. Ding did very to wear Nakamura down in what looked like quite a drawish position.

    So if Carlsen declines to defend his title it will be Nepo against Ding.

    Chess.com coverage had Emil Sutovsky on and he said FIDE are expecting an answer from Carlsen by about July 20th.

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    Firouzja beat Caruana with black in the last game of the Candidates.

    Caruana lost 4 games in the second half in a total collapse.

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