FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018

FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018  FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018

10 - 28 March 2018


The FIDE Candidates Tournament took place in Berlin Sat 10th to 28th Mar 2018. Players: Vladimir Kramnik, Sergey Karjakin, Levon Aronian, Fabiano Caruana, Alexander Grischuk, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Liren Ding and Wesley So.


Interview with then Winner Fabiano Caruana


FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018



Results of FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018

NrNameFedRatingR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12R13R14Pts
1  Fabiano Caruana USA27841½½1½½1½½½½0119
2  Shakhriyar Mamedyarov AZE28091½½½½1½½½½½01½8
3  Sergey Karjakin RUS27630½½0½½1½1½110½8
4  Liren Ding CHN2769½½½½½½½½1½½1½½
5  Alexander Grischuk RUS276701½½½½½1½½½½00
6  Vladimir Kramnik RUS28001½10½0½001½½½½
7  Wesley So USA279900½½½10½½½½½½½6
8  Levon Aronian ARM2794½½01½00½00½0½


Round 1 (March 10, 2018) Live Show  chess24  chessbrah Recap 
Karjakin, Sergey - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 0-1 71 C60 Ruy Lopez
Caruana, Fabiano - So, Wesley 1-0 33 E00 Catalan
Kramnik, Vladimir - Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 48 A48 King's Indian Defence /c2-c4
Aronian, Levon - Ding, Liren ½-½ 22 A18 English Opening
Round 2 (March 11, 2018) Live Show  chess24  world chess  chessbrah Recap 
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 24 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Ding, Liren - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 46 E06 Catalan
Grischuk, Alexander - So, Wesley 1-0 44 C84 Ruy Lopez Centre Attack
Kramnik, Vladimir - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 55 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 3 (March 12, 2018) Live Show  chess24  world chess  chessbrah Recap 
Karjakin, Sergey - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 30 C50 Giuoco Piano
Caruana, Fabiano - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 49 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
So, Wesley - Ding, Liren ½-½ 37 C89 Ruy Lopez Marshall
Aronian, Levon - Kramnik, Vladimir 0-1 27 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 4 (March 14, 2018) Live Show  chess24  chessbrah Recap 
Karjakin, Sergey - Aronian, Levon 0-1 68 D39 QGD Ragozin
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - So, Wesley ½-½ 31 E37 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Grischuk, Alexander - Ding, Liren ½-½ 51 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit
Kramnik, Vladimir - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 66 C42 Petroff's Defence
Round 5 (March 15, 2018) Live Show  chess24  chessbrah Recap 
Caruana, Fabiano - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 31 E06 Catalan
Ding, Liren - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 31 E06 Catalan
So, Wesley - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 57 D41 Semi-Tarrasch Defence
Aronian, Levon - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 42 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Round 6 (March 16, 2018) Live Show  chess24  chessbrah Recap 
Caruana, Fabiano - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 36 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 64 D35 QGD Exchange
Ding, Liren - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 18 D73 Gruenfeld 3.g3
So, Wesley - Aronian, Levon 1-0 78 C88 Ruy Lopez Closed
Round 7 (March 18, 2018) Live Show  chess24  chessbrah Recap 
Karjakin, Sergey - So, Wesley 1-0 40 E51 Nimzo Indian
Grischuk, Alexander - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 16 D38 QGD Ragozin
Kramnik, Vladimir - Ding, Liren ½-½ 74 A28 English Four Knights
Aronian, Levon - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 37 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Round 8 (March 19, 2018) Live Show  chess24  chessbrah Recap 
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 30 E06 Catalan
Ding, Liren - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 41 A13 Reti Opening
Grischuk, Alexander - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 91 D40 Semi-Tarrasch Defence
So, Wesley - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 65 C42 Petroff's Defence
Round 9 (March 20, 2018) Live Show  chess24  chessbrah Recap 
Karjakin, Sergey - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 41 D35 QGD Exchange
Caruana, Fabiano - Ding, Liren ½-½ 67 E00 Catalan
So, Wesley - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 34 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Aronian, Levon - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 41 E06 Catalan
Round 10 (March 22, 2018) Live Show  chess24  today in chess  chessbrah Recap 
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 58 E04 Catalan
Ding, Liren - So, Wesley ½-½ 31 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Grischuk, Alexander - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 28 E00 Catalan
Kramnik, Vladimir - Aronian, Levon 1-0 37 C50 Giuoco Piano
Round 11 (March 23, 2018) Live Show  chess24  today in chess  chessbrah Recap 
Caruana, Fabiano - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 40 D31 Semi-Slav Defence
Ding, Liren - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 96 A35 English Symmetrical
So, Wesley - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 41 E06 Catalan
Aronian, Levon - Karjakin, Sergey 0-1 74 A13 Reti Opening
Round 12 (March 24, 2018) Live Show  chess24  today in chess  chessbrah Recap  
Karjakin, Sergey Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 48 C42 Petroff's Defence
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar Ding, Liren 0-1 43 D41 Semi-Tarrasch Defence
Grischuk, Alexander Aronian, Levon ½-½ 54 C88 Ruy Lopez Closed
Kramnik, Vladimir So, Wesley ½-½ 42 D31 QGD Exchange without ...Nf6
Round 13 (March 26, 2018) Live Show  chess24  today in chess  chessbrah Recap  
Caruana, Fabiano Aronian, Levon 1-0 C88 Ruy Lopez
Ding, Liren Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ A13 English opening
So, Wesley Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ E37 Nimzo-Indian
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 D77 Neo-Gruenfeld
Round 14 (March 27, 2018) Live Show  chess24  today in chess  chessbrah Recap  
Grischuk, Alexander Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 C43 Petrov: modern attack, Symmetrical variation
Aronian, Levon So, Wesley ½-½ A30 English: symmetrical variation
Kramnik, Vladimir Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ E06 Catalan: closed, 5.Nf3
Karjakin, Sergey Ding, Liren ½-½ C84 Ruy Lopez: closed defense