Grand Swiss 9: Nakamura joins Candidates battle
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Grand Swiss 9: Nakamura joins Candidates battle

Hikaru Nakamura caught Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian and David Antón in the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss lead with just two rounds to go after overpowering Vladislav Kovalev with the black pieces. The big clash of the day, Carlsen-Caruana, was a dramatic but short draw, while Wang Hao missed a great chance to take pole position in the Candidates race when he spoilt a brilliant grind against Nikita Vitiugov. Elsewhere 14-year-old Vincent Keymer finally became a grandmaster after so many near misses in the last year.




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