Candidates Tournament nears finish line!
This is how legends are forged! Trailing in last place after 6 rounds of play in the Berlin Candidates Tournament, Sergei Karjakin has scored a blistering 5 points in the next 6 rounds and now finds himself on the verge of victory with just 2 rounds to go!
Karjakin’s round by round results
Yesterday Karjakin won a very important game over Caruana, who had been leading the tournament almost since the first round, but who seems to have been running out of gas, having only scored 50% in the last 6 rounds.
gm Karjakin – gm Caruana Berlin 24.3.2018 (1-0)
With 2 rounds to go, a total of 5 players (!) are within half a point of first place. On paper it looks too close to call, but from the perspective of a horse race – with Karjakin coming up from last place – it is EASY to call the favourite: Sergei Karjakin!
Sunday is a well deserved rest day in Berlin.