Chess Candidates 2024, Round 6 Highlights: Pragg beats Abasov; Vidit beats Firouzja; Gukesh draws vs Nakamura; Humpy, Vaishali lose

FIDE Candidates 2024: Follow for all Updates and highlights from the FIDE Chess Candidates 2024 Round 6 action happening in Toronto, Canada on Thursday.

Updated : Apr 11, 2024 05:08 IST

Follow Sportstar’s highlights of the FIDE Chess Candidates 2024 Round 6 action happening in Toronto, Canada on Thursday.

Vidit Gujrathi vs Alireza Firouzja Live Board:

D Gukesh vs Hikaru Nakamura Live Board:

Praggnanandhaa vs Abasov Live Board:

  • April 11, 2024 04:58
    Round 6 results


    Gukesh D 0.5-0.5 Hikaru Nakamura 

    Vidit Santosh Gujrathi 1-0 Alireza Firouzja 

    Praggnanandhaa R 1-0 Nijat Abasov 

    Ian Nepomniachtchi 0.5-0.5 Fabiano Caruana 


    Vaishali Rameshbabu 0- 1 Kateryna Lagno

    Humpy Koneru 0- 1 Lei Tingjie

    Tan Zhongyi 1-0 Anna Muzychuk 

    Nurgyul Salimova 0- 1 Aleksandra Goryachkina

  • April 11, 2024 04:56
    Goryachkina beats Salimova

    Aleksandra Goryachkina beats Nurgyul Salimova as all four games in the women’s Candidates gave a decisive result today. 

  • April 11, 2024 04:40
    Humpy loses to Lei Tingjie

    Humpy resigns on the 48th move against Lei Tingjie and her poor forms continue in the Candidates 2024. 

  • April 11, 2024 04:26
    Pragg vs Abasov Match Report

    Candidates 2024: Praggnanandhaa beats Abasov in round six

    India’s R. Praggnanandhaa beat Azerbaijan’s Nijat Abasov in the sixth round of FIDE Candidates 2024 at the Great Hall in Toronto, Canada on Thursday.

  • April 11, 2024 04:26
    Pragg beats Abasov

    Nijat Abasov resigns in the 45th move and we have the second result in favour of Indian. Praggnanandhaa grabs his second win of the tournament. 

  • April 11, 2024 04:17
    Pragg near win

    Another mistake from Abasov which makes rook trade inevitable and this game could anytime now. 

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  • April 11, 2024 04:16
    Humpy vs Tingjie

    Humpy took a pawn back but her position is pretty much lost. 

  • April 11, 2024 04:04
    Humpy vs Tingjie

    Humpy is in a serious trouble against Lei Tingjie. She gets the 30 additional minutes after the 40th move but her opponent’s pawn is running towards her territory and it’s not easy to stop them. 

  • April 11, 2024 03:59
    Gukesh vs Nakamura ends in draw

    40 moves are up and Gukesh offers a handshake which Hikaru Nakamura accepts without any second thought. Gukesh joins Nepomniachtchi with 4.0 points while Nakamura now has 3.0 points from the first six rounds. 


  • April 11, 2024 03:56
    Gukesh vs Nakamura

    The queens have been exchanged in the Gukesh vs Nakamura game. It’s heading to a quiet draw unless any of the players want to take some chances in the rook endgame. 

  • April 11, 2024 03:52
    Zhongyi beats Muzychuk, moves to 4.5 points

    Tan Zhongyi is just unstoppable. She strikes yet again and beats Anna Muzychuk in this round to grab her third win of the tournament. She is expanding her lead from the rest of the pack. 

  • April 11, 2024 03:48
    Pragg vs Abasov

    Pragg makes a couple of inaccurate moves and suddenly his advantage seems to have gone. 

  • April 11, 2024 03:43
    Vidit vs Firouzja Match Report

    Candidates 2024: Vidit Gujrathi beats Alireza Firouzja in round six

    India’s Vidit Gujrathi nabbed his second win of the FIDE Candidates 2024 tournament after he beat France’s Alireza Firouzja in a round six encounter in Toronto, Canada on Thursday.

  • April 11, 2024 03:40
    Pragg vs Abasov

    Pragg pushes his pawn to f6 after Abasov retreats his bishop back to b8 square, giving the Indian a favourable position. 

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  • April 11, 2024 03:30
    Vidit wins!

    Firouzja finally folds and Vidit gets his second win of Candidates 2024. Vidit pounced whenever Firouzja erred and made sure to drive the hard-earned advantage home. 

  • April 11, 2024 03:24
    Evenly poised!

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  • April 11, 2024 03:15
    Vidit vs Firouzja

    Vidit is under some serious time crunch. But he continues to make the right moves to hold onto his advantage. 

  • April 11, 2024 03:06
    Good win for Lagno!
  • April 11, 2024 03:04
    Lagno wins!

    Lagno makes her advantage count. Vaishali has no choice but to resign, with her opponents in a far superior position. 

  • April 11, 2024 03:04
    Vidit vs Firouzja

    Vidit manages to capture a rook from Firouzja. But the Frenchman has managed to claw back a semblance of a position. 

  • April 11, 2024 02:54
    Pragg vs Abasov

    Praggnanandhaa is finding it increasingly harder to break down Abasov’s defence. His advantage has dwindled down to just +0.15. 

  • April 11, 2024 02:42
    Vaishali vs Lagno

    Lagno has the match in her palm after Vaishali makes a few miscalculations. There seems to be no way back for the Indian now. 

  • April 11, 2024 02:40
    Can Vidit make this position count?

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  • April 11, 2024 02:18
    Humpy vs Tingjie

    Humpy has managed to create a foothold for herself in the game. She has two knights in the middle of the board, but Tingjie has a decent time advantage in her favour. 

    Tingjie takes Humpy by surprise by making a rook trade and the game is back in the balance. 

  • April 11, 2024 02:10
    Pragg vs Abasov

    Abasov has managed to keep Pragg from running away with this game. The Indian though holds a slight advantage after his 19th move. 

  • April 11, 2024 01:59
    Gukesh vs Nakamura

    Gukesh pushes a bishop in support of the e5 pawn as the battle intensifies. A win will give him the outright lead in the tournament. 

  • April 11, 2024 01:50
    Vidit vs Firouzja

    Once again, Vidit has found the right move. He pushes his pawn to e5, putting pressure on Firouzji’s defence in the centre. 

  • April 11, 2024 01:48
    First result of the day!

    Caurana and Nepo race to the 40-move cut off and immediately shake hands. This has to be one of the earliest draws of this tournament. 

  • April 11, 2024 01:46
    Vaishali vs Lagno

    Vaishali has lost the initiative against Lagno, who now has a slender lead as per’s eval bar. 

  • April 11, 2024 01:44
    Srinath got the jokes!
  • April 11, 2024 01:31
    Vidit vs Firouzja

    Firouzja’s decision to play Queen to f2 has put this game completely in Vidit’s control. The Indian will look to seal the deal soon. 

  • April 11, 2024 01:27
    Firouzja errs, again!

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  • April 11, 2024 01:20
    Vidit vs Firouzja

    Vidit finds the right move and it is Firouzja who is under pressure to salvage position in this game. 

  • April 11, 2024 01:09
    Gukesh vs Nakamura

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  • April 11, 2024 01:05
    Humpy vs Tingjie

    And we still have all pieces on board for Humpy vs Tingjie. The Chinese will be the happier of the two, having negated Humpy’s advantage with the white pieces. 

  • April 11, 2024 01:01
    Pragg vs Abasov

    Both Praggnanandhaa and Abasov castle to the shorter side. Both have lost just two pawns each. 

  • April 11, 2024 00:56
    Vidit vs Firouzja

    Firouzja errs! He goes Bishop b7, which was not one the best moves as per Vidit has a +1.28 advantage and can seal it by castling to the longer side and he does just that. 

  • April 11, 2024 00:52
    Caruana vs Nepo

    Caruana vs Nepo heading to an early finish. The two players are happy to offload pieces in a hurry. Just a bishop and two rooks left on the board for both - and an equal number of pawns. And now there is a rook trade. 

  • April 11, 2024 00:48
    Some flair!
  • April 11, 2024 00:45
    Pragg vs Abasov

    Pragg puts pressure on Abasov’s queen with knight to a4. Abasov is under tremendous pressure early on in the game. 

  • April 11, 2024 00:41
    Vidit vs Firouzja

    Nearly flawless game from Vidit so far. 100% accuracy so far, as per But once again, he is at fault for dwelling too long on moves early on. Firouzja has more than 20 minutes on the clock. 

  • April 11, 2024 00:34
    Gukesh vs Hikaru

    Gukesh castles to the short side, early on. He has a chance to work his way into a good position here. 

  • April 11, 2024 00:29
    Vaishali vs Lagno

    Vaishali has forced a Ruy Lopez game against Lagno and has now forced her opponents into a deep ponder to make move 11. 

  • April 11, 2024 00:27
    Humpy vs Tingjie

    All pieces still on board for both Humpy and Tingjie as the two create a muddled centre of the board. It is the King’s Indian Defense to start the game with. Humpy is in dire need of a win. 

  • April 11, 2024 00:25
    Gukesh vs Hikaru

    Gukesh quickly works himself into a position of great potential. He trades a bishop for a knight, having cut through Hikaru’s right flank. 

  • April 11, 2024 00:20
    Vidit vs Firouzja

    Sicilian defence for the opening of the Vidit vs Firouzja encounter. Both players stick to the expected lines to kickstart the proceedings. 

  • April 11, 2024 00:18
    Pragg vs Abasov

    Pragg vs Abasov starts off with a Tarrasch Defense structure. The two players put together a crowded centre of the board. 

  • April 11, 2024 00:16
    And we are off!

    Round 6 action begins. 

  • April 11, 2024 00:10
    Praggnanandhaa vs Nijat Abasov LIVE

    Praggnanandhaa vs Nijat Abasov LIVE, FIDE Chess Candidates 2024: Round 6 match updates

    FIDE Candidates 2024: India’s R. Praggnanandhaa faces Azerbaijan’s Nijat Abasov in the sixth round.

  • April 11, 2024 00:03
    Why 15 minutes of delay in the broadcast?

    So if you don’t know, there is a 15-minute delay in all the official broadcasts of the games to ensure anti-cheating measures. The live board will be activated at 12:15 IST. 

  • April 10, 2024 23:54
    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 10, 2024 23:46
    Points table after Round 5

    Candidates 2024 Points Table: Gukesh, Nepomniachtchi joint leaders after round 5; Tan Zhongyi sole leader in women’s

    FIDE Candidates 2024: Both India’s D. Gukesh and Russia’s Ian Nepomniachtchi have 3.5 points each after the first five rounds.

  • April 10, 2024 23:37
    Round 5 Highlights

    Chess Candidates 2024, Round 5 Highlights: Gukesh beats Abasov; Pragg holds Nepomniachtchi; Vidit draws with Caruana; Humpy, Vaishali games end in draw

    FIDE Candidates 2024: Follow for all updates and highlights from the fifth round of the FIDE Candidates tournament, happening in Toronto, Canada on Wednesday.

  • April 10, 2024 23:24
    Can Humpy get her first win of the tournament?

  • April 10, 2024 23:10
    Round 6 Pairings


    Alireza Firouzja - Vidit Santosh Gujrathi

    D Gukesh - Hikaru Nakamura

    Nijat Abasov - Praggnanandhaa R

    Fabiano Caruana - Ian Nepomniachtchi


    Vaishali Rameshbabu - Kateryna Lagno

    Koneru Humpy - Lei Tingjie

    Tan Zhongyi - Anna Muzychuk

    Nurgyul Salimova - Aleksandra Goryachkina

  • April 10, 2024 22:57

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