FIDE announced the resumption of the Candidates Chess Tournament – RT in Russian

Arkady Dvorkovich, President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE), said that the Candidates Chess Tournament, which was interrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be resumed on April 19.

“In accordance with our decision, the eighth round of the Candidates Tournament will be held on April 19 in Yekaterinburg. And then, until the 14th round, they will play in ten days. We hope that this time everything will be fine, ”Dvorkovich told TASS.

The Candidates Tournament began in Yekaterinburg on March 17, 2020, but was suspended on March 26 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Participants in the Candidates Tournament managed to play all the games of the first round. In the standings, the first place is shared by the Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi and the Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, each with 4.5 points.

Earlier it was reported that the match for the world chess crown will be held in Dubai.


Source: RT на русском by russian.rt.com.

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