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Rapport and Nakamura qualify for the 2022 Candidates Tournament

After Round 6 of the third leg of the FIDE Grand Prix 2022, GMs Hikaru Nakamura and Richard Rapport qualify for the 2022 Candidates Tournament

Photos: Pierre Adenis/World Chess

Round 6 of the Grand Prix was more revealing than we would expect, with the two qualifiers for the Candidates being determined. GMs Hikaru Nakamura and Richard Rapport have won legs 1 and 2 respectively, with Rapport having 20GP points in total and Nakamura 18.8GP after Round 5 of the third leg that is still ongoing.

After Anish Giri lost against Tabatabaei, Nakamura beat Esipenko – his third win in a row -, and Keymer won Dominguez, Rapport and Nakamura qualify for the 2022 Candidates, despite all other results.

Continue watching the exciting games of the FIDE Grand Prix, live with GM Evgenij Miroshnichenko, WIM Jesse February and our special guests.

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