Nepo one step closer to victory: Candidates Round 12 Report


Ian Nepomniachtchi won again on Saturday and is now only 2 rounds away from securing a World Championship match with Magnus Carlsen. His closest rival, Anish Giri, also won to keep pace a half point back. Unfortunately for him, Giri would lose a potential tie-breaker with Nepomniachtchi based on head to head score. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave also won today to give himself an outside chance of winning the tournament.

GM Nils Grandelius went over the games for us on an exciting day of action.

Sunday is a rest day and the Candidates resumes on Monday with Round 13.