Candidates: Mamedyarov stuns Kramnik, joins Caruana in the lead

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov benefited from Vladimir Kramnik’s late blunder. Wesley So surprised Levon Aronian to emerge as the other winner of the day.

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov has four points from six rounds.   -  Getty Images

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov benefited from Vladimir Kramnik’s late blunder and joined Fabiano Caruana in the lead at four points after six rounds of FIDE Candidates chess tournament here on Friday.

Wesley So surprised Levon Aronian to emerge as the other winner of the day. The other games ended in draw.

Action will resume on Sunday after a day’s rest.

The results:

Sixth round:
Fabiano Caruana (USA, 4) drew with Alexander Grischuk (Rus, 3); Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Aze, 4) bt Vladimir Kramnik (Rus, 3); Wesley So (USA, 2.5) bt Levon Aronian (Arm, 2.5); Ding Liren (Chn, 3) drew with Sergey Karjakin (Rus, 2).