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Candidates Round 8: Gukesh Back in the Co-Lead As Lei Beats Tan

Tan Zhongyi and Aleksandra Goryachkina at the interview stand.OnTheQueenside

Women's Candidates: Halfway Point

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Candidates Round 7: Nepomniachtchi, Tan Lead Halfway Through

Congratulations to GM Nihal Sarin for winning the Blitz Titled Arena April '24 with an outstanding lead of 39 points over runner-up GM Jose Martinez Alcantara, followed by IM Renato Alfredo Terry Lujan in third place!

We have two very special guests for our Candidates streams today and tomorrow: Super GM Pentala Harikrishna, 7x Indian Olympian with a peak rating of 2770, and Austrian Champion GM Felix Blohberger will join our hosts IMs Irene Sukandar and Laura Unuk on YouTube and Twitch from 18:30 UTC!

Happy Birthday, Garry Kasparov! The World Champion from 1985 to 2000 and undoubtedly one of the best chess players in history turned 61 today.

In just 3 hours, you'll have another chance to play against some of the titled players in our 3+0 Warm-up Arena before they enter the Blitz Titled Arena!

Congrats @bayamin on winning the Lichess Game of the Month March 2024! Thank you for all your countless submissions!

Halfway through the 2024 Candidates and Women's Candidates, we have two clear leaders on the second rest day: Ian Nepomniachtchi and Tan Zhongyi respectively. Read our recap blog to find out what happened in Round 7.

Our March 2024 Standard and Variants databases are available for download: Over 6 million rated King of the Hill games have now been played on Lichess!