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Candidates Round 7: Nepomniachtchi, Tan Lead Halfway Through

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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!

Join us now on YouTube and Twitch for Round 7 of the 2024 Candidates with our hosts Eric Rosen, Irene Sukandar and Laura Unuk!

Two decisive results in the Open Candidates and all decisive games in the Women's Candidates: We have summarised the action in our Round 6 recap blog.

Watch Round 6 of the 2024 Candidates now with us and our hosts IM Irene Sukandar and IM Laura Unuk on YouTube and Twitch! Among others, Nepomniachtchi faces Caruana, Gukesh plays against Nakamura and the sole women's section leader Tan takes on Muzychuk.

Gukesh D, who is now tied for 1st place with Ian Nepomniachtchi, and Hikaru Nakamura won their games in Round 5 of the 2024 Candidates, while all 4 games in the Women's Candidates were drawn. Read our recap of Round 5 with annotations from GM Brandon Jacobson and IM / WGM Padmini Rout.