Nepomniachtchi, St. Finished fifth on the Grand Chess Tour in St.
MOSCOW, August 31 – RIA Novosti. Russian chess player Ian Nepomniachtchi He finished fifth on the Grand Chess Tour in St. Louis (USA).
As part of the scene, 10 grandmasters played fast on August 26-28 and blitz on August 29-30. 19-year-old French representative Alireza Firouzja won the tournament with 26 points out of 36 points. American Hikaru Nakamura is second with 21 points and American Fabiano Caruana is third with 19 points. Nepomniachtchi has 18 points.
The final stage of the Grand Chess Tour will also take place in the USA – from September 1 to 12, the Sinquefield Cup will be held with the participation of Nepomniachtchi.
Nepomniachtchi won the Candidates’ Tournament in Madrid in early July and earned the right to play again against Magnus Carlsen for the world crown in 2023. However, the Norwegian refused to play a match for the world title. Now Nepomniachtchi has to face Chinese Ding Liren, who came second in the Candidates’ Tournament.
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