12 August 2020

Yekaterinburg Candidates - 1st Half Crosstable

It's been more than four months since the 2020 Candidates Tournament was suspended mid-way, an action last discussed on this blog in Yekaterinburg Candidates - Intermezzo. I expected to have some news on its continuation by now, but there is little in the public domain. In last week's post, FIDE Newsletters Revisited, I noted,
The [FIDE] Council plans to make a final decision on the dates and location of the second part of the FIDE Candidates tournament 2020 during July 2020. Resuming the competition in a host country other than Russia is one of the possibilities that is being explored.

That quote was from Newsletter #009, dated 6 July 2020. Since that 'final' decision might be dragged out for months I added the crosstable and PGN for the first half of the tournament to the '2020 CT' page referenced in the first link above. Whatever FIDE decides, the second half of the tournament will not be a straightforward continuation of the first half. Even if FIDE adheres to the rules established before the event, the dynamics will have changed completely.

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