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
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.
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