Chess Candidates 2024, Round 10 Highlights: Vaishali beats Salimova; Gukesh-Nepomniachtchi, Vidit-Praggnanandhaa, Humpy-Zhongyi settle for draw; Caruana, Hikaru win

FIDE Candidates 2024: Follow for all updates and highlights from round 10 of the FIDE Candidates chess tournament which happened in Toronto, Canada on Tuesday.

Updated : Apr 16, 2024 05:49 IST

Follow Sportstar’s highlights of round 10 of the FIDE Candidates chess tournament which happened in Toronto, Canada on Tuesday.

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  • April 16, 2024 05:40
    Round 10 results


    Hikaru Nakamura 1-0 Nijat Abasov 

    Fabiano Caruana 1-0 Alireza Firouzja 

    Ian Nepomniachtchi ½-½ Gukesh D 

    Praggnanandhaa R ½-½ Vidit Santosh Gujrathi 


    Kateryna Lagno ½-½ Anna Muzychuk 

    Aleksandra Goryachkina 0-1 Lei Tingjie 

    Nurgyul Salimova 0-1 Vaishali Rameshbabu 

    Tan Zhongyi ½-½ Humpy Koneru

  • April 16, 2024 05:38
    Lei Tingjie beats Goryachkina

    Meanwhile, Lei Tingjie continued her tremendous form as she beat Aleksandra Goryachkina. 

  • April 16, 2024 05:37
    Match Report

    Candidates 2024: Vaishali beats Nurgyul Salimova in 10th round

    FIDE Candidates 2024: India’s R. Vaishali beat Bulgaria’s Nurgyul Salimova with black pieces in the 10th round.

  • April 16, 2024 05:29
    Vaishali beats Salimova

    Vaishali beats Salimova in the rook endgame. She takes one more pawn before the Bulgarian succumbed. 

  • April 16, 2024 05:23
    Vaishali vs Salimova

    Wow! What a turnaround. It’s Vaishali who is in a completely winning position against Salimova. She has an extra pawn but both players are playing under time crunch. 

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  • April 16, 2024 05:16
    Humpy vs Zhongyi ends in draw

    A threefold repetition draw in the Humpy vs Zhongyi game. 

  • April 16, 2024 05:15
    Vaishali vs Salimova

    Vaishali somehow has managed to equalise her position against Salimova with both players playing with low accuracy under a severe time crunch. 

  • April 16, 2024 05:11
    Humpy vs Zhongyi

    Humpy is a pawn up in a rook endgame but white can easily hold this position. 

  • April 16, 2024 05:03
    Hikaru beats Abasov

    Nijat Abasov resigns as well and Hikaru equals Caruana with 5.5 points from 10 rounds. What a round for both of these Americans. 

  • April 16, 2024 05:00
    Caruana beats Firouzja

    Firouzja resigns and Caruana picks his second win of the tournament. What a time to knock down the Frenchman. He started his king’s march and was about to win another pawn before Firouzja decided to end the misery. 

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  • April 16, 2024 04:46
    Caruana vs Firouzja

    The rooks are off the board and Caruana is simply a pawn up in the bishop endgame. It should be a comfortable win for the American from here. 

  • April 16, 2024 04:38
    Vaishali vs Salimova

    Vaishali now has a completely lost position against Salimova. It’s now about time for Salimova to pick another win. 

  • April 16, 2024 04:37
    Hikaru vs Abasov

    Hikaru’s press from the white pieces is on and how. Both the Americans are on their way to notch up wins here. 

  • April 16, 2024 04:22
    Caruana vs Firouzja

    Firouzja played seven moves in under one minute to reach the 40th move and now he has a worse position against Caruana. The world no. 2 can smell a win here. 

  • April 16, 2024 04:17
    Muzychuk vs Lagno

    Anna Muzychuk and Kateryna Lagno agree to end the game in a draw. 

  • April 16, 2024 04:05
    Hikaru vs Abasov

    Abasov sacks his rook against Hikaru in order to stay in the game. The last few moves have turned the table again in the favour of the American. 

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  • April 16, 2024 04:03
    Vaishali vs Salimova

    An array of erratic moves from Vaishali is keeping Salimova in the hunt. 40 moves have happened so that Indian youngster can now take her time before playing out moves. 

  • April 16, 2024 03:51
    Humpy vs Zhongyi

    Humpy and Zhongyi go in rook endgame so rest assured it’s going to be a draw. 

  • April 16, 2024 03:49
    Hikaru vs Abasov

    Hikaru’s advantage seemed to have fizzled out and it’s Abasov who has initiative on the board at this position. Time changes quickly. 

  • April 16, 2024 03:41
    Pragg draws with Vidit

    We have another result as a threefold repetition draw happened in the Pragg vs Vidit game. 

  • April 16, 2024 03:39
    Vaishali vs Salimova

    33 moves have happened in the Vaishali vs Salimova game. The position is still a dead draw, can the Indian youngster press from this position?

  • April 16, 2024 03:21
    Gukesh vs Nepo in a glimpse
  • April 16, 2024 03:08
    Vidit vs Pragg

    Pragg offers a queen sacrifice again. This time Vidit accepts the trade. Parity on board. It needs to be seen if either of these two can work out an opening from here. 

  • April 16, 2024 02:52
    Who will be happier with this result?
  • April 16, 2024 02:51
    Gukesh vs Nepo

    Gukesh and Nepomniachtchi get to move 40 and shake hands immediately. It is a draw and both players move to 6 points each. Only Praggnanandhaa has a chance of reaching them in this round. 

  • April 16, 2024 02:44
    Vidit vs Pragg

    Pragg offers a queen sacrifice and Vidit refuses it. There is not much to separate the two both in terms of pieces and position.

  • April 16, 2024 02:25
    Gukesh vs Nepo - Evenly poised

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  • April 16, 2024 02:12
    Vaishali vs Salimova

    A queen sacrifice is imminent in Vaishali vs Salimova. And it looks like the game is headed to the end game. 

  • April 16, 2024 01:59
    Poses plenty!
  • April 16, 2024 01:50
    Caruana vs Firouzja

    Firouzja misses an opportunity to seal his control on the game against Caruana. He goes Bishop to e6, which cuts down his advantage in the game.

  • April 16, 2024 01:33
    Gukesh vs Nepo

    Nepo finally castles, to the short side. Gukesh has a chance to trade his knight for a bishop which is pointing at his kingside defence. 

  • April 16, 2024 01:32
    ‘Shoegate’ saga continues!
  • April 16, 2024 01:18
    Humpy vs Zhongyi

    Sharp moves from Humpy. 99.9 accuracy for her so far, according to Stockfish. Can she topple leader Tan Zhongyi and get into the title contention?

  • April 16, 2024 01:11
    Gukesh vs Nepo

    Nepo’s turn to put the thinking cap on. That almost bridges the time gap between the two. A win here would put Gukesh in the driving seat in this tournament. 

  • April 16, 2024 01:02
    Vidit vs Pragg - Nothing much to separate

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  • April 16, 2024 00:50
    Gukesh vs Nepo

    Gukesh castles to the short side in his ninth move. Nepo has a 20 minutes advantage on the clock though. 

  • April 16, 2024 00:37
    Humpy vs Zhogyi

    Humpy and Zhongyi start off their battle with a sharp opening play with neither holding the advantage early on. 

  • April 16, 2024 00:32
    Gukesh vs Nepo

    Gukesh slows down the game as he considers his eighth move. The Indian GM has cut down Nepo’s white piece advantage early on. 

  • April 16, 2024 00:25
    Vaishali vs Salimova

    Vaishali already on the backfoot as Salimova breaks through the right flank, negating Vaishali’s early castle. 

  • April 16, 2024 00:20
    Vidit vs Pragg

    Berlin Defence opening between Vidit Gujrathi and R Praggnanandhaa. Both players staying true to the computer lines. 100.00 accuracy for both so far. 

  • April 16, 2024 00:17
    Gukesh vs Nepo

    Quickfire start. Seven moves completed. Both players are short of a pawn and a knight. 

  • April 16, 2024 00:16
    Title Decider?
  • April 16, 2024 00:09
    All you need to know about the Indians in action in round 10

    Gukesh, Praggnanandhaa, Vidit, Vaishali, Humpy at Chess Candidates 2024: Round 10 - Schedule, pairing, colour

    Praggnanandhaa, Gukesh, Vidit, Vaishali, Humpy at FIDE Candidates 2024: Round 10 schedule for all five Indians in action at the Candidates tournament in Toronto, Canada.

  • April 16, 2024 00:00
    Women’s Category Points Table

    1. Tan Zhongyi (CHN) - 6.0

    2. Lei Tingjie (CHN) - 5.5

    3. Aleksandra Goryachkina (RUS) - 5.5

    4. Kateryna Lagno (RUS) - 5.0

    5. Nurgyul Salimova (BUL) - 4.0

    6. Koneru Humpy (IND) - 4.0

    7. Anna Muzychuk (UKR) - 3.5

    8. R. Vaishali (IND) - 2.5 

  • April 15, 2024 23:47
    Open Category Points Table

    2. Ian Nepomniachtchi (RUS) - 5.5

    3. R Praggnanandhaa (IND) - 5.0

    4. Hikaru Nakamura (USA) - 4.5

    5. Vidit Gujrathi (IND) - 4.5

    5. Fabiano Caruana (USA) - 4.5

    7. Alireza Firouzja (FRA) - 3.5

    8. Nijat Abasov (AZE) - 3.0

  • April 15, 2024 23:37
    Round 9 highlights

    Chess Candidates 2024, Round 9 Highlights: Vidit beats Nakamura; Praggnanandhaa-Gukesh, Humpy-Lagno end in draw; Vaishali loses to Zhongyi

    FIDE Candidates 2024: Follow for all live updates from the Round 9 of the FIDE Candidates Chess tournament happening in Toronto, Canada on Monday.

  • April 15, 2024 23:23
    Round 10 pairings


    Hikaru Nakamura - Nijat Abasov

    Fabiano Caruana - Alireza Firouzja

    Ian Nepomniachtchi - Gukesh D

    Praggnanandhaa R - Vidit Santosh Gujrathi


    Kateryna Lagno - Anna Muzychuk

    Aleksandra Goryachkina - Lei Tingjie

    Nurgyul Salimova - Vaishali Rameshbabu

    Tan Zhongyi - Humpy Koneru

  • April 15, 2024 23:14
    Live Streaming Info

    Where to watch the live stream of the Candidates 2024 chess?

    The live streaming of the Candidates 2024 will be available on the FIDE YouTube channel.

    Which TV channel will broadcast the Candidates 2024 chess?

    There has been no official announcement for the broadcasting of the Candidates 2024 in India.

  • April 15, 2024 23:01

    Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s live coverage of the FIDE Candidates 2024 round ten, happening at the Great Hall in Toronto, Canada on Tuesday. Stay tuned as we bring you all the live updates. 

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