“Covidates” Round 7 - Allez les bleus
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave eases into first place in a crucial victory
Officially halfway through the Candidates Tournament, amid increasingly strong Russian and international actions against COVID-19, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave has unseated Ian Nepomniactchi from first place - with both on 4.5 from 7 games, but Vachier-Lagrave nudging ahead by tiebreak.
(Photo credit: Maria Emelianova for FIDE)
(Maria Emelianova for FIDE)
The rest of the day’s action was caught by GM Jon Speelman. Watch his recap of round 7 to see the rest of the action and have the main lines and ideas behind the play explained!