Berlin Candidates 9: Fabi close as Vlad loses again
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Berlin Candidates 9: Fabi close as Vlad loses again

Fabiano Caruana missed a win as late as the penultimate move of a nail-biting game against Ding Liren to remain only half a point clear of Shakhriyar Mameydarov with five rounds of the Berlin Candidates to go. That meant the only decisive game of Round 9 was a fourth loss in six games for Vladimir Kramnik, whose tournament has fallen apart after a dream start. It was Sergey Karjakin who delivered the latest blow, unleashing a novelty on move 9 and finding some fantastic defensive moves to resist a counterattack and claim the full point.

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