After a thrilling round 6 of the FIDE Candidates Chess Tournament 2022, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Fabiano Caruana separated further from the rest of the field. Both players won their R6 games, with Nepo maintaining the sole leadership with 4.5 points and Caruana following him with clear second place and 4 points. Anish Giri concluded Nepo will play Fabi for the World Championship title, which is a possible scenario if Magnus Carlsen decides to withdraw from the World Chess Championship Match, and Nepomniachtchi and Caruana keep 1st and 2nd position in the Candidates rankings.
Read more: Anish Giri’s detailed recap of the Round 6 games / Nepomniachtchi and Caruana making distance after R6 of FIDE Candidates / Candidates Chess 2022 – Predictions and possible outcomes
According to Pawnalyze, Nepo’s chances to win the event are now close to 55%.