In 2022 Ding Liren and Fabiano Caruana celebrate their 20-year-long chess rivalry anniversary. Their first encounter happened back in 2002 at the U10 World Youth Chess Championship in Heraklion, Crete. Back then the non-rated Ding Liren defeated Caruana.
Today they meet at the event they dreamed about as kids – FIDE Candidates Chess Tournament 2022. According to chess statisticians’ predictions, Ding Liren and Fabiano Caruana have the biggest chances (in percentages) to win the event, the their round 4 encounter may be key to the outcome of the tournament Read more about Candidates predictions here and find a detailed Round 4 preview here
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More on the Candidates: Caruana about the Candidates Chess 2022 / Nakamura: FIDE wants us all to look like it’s 1970’s at the IBM headquarters / FIDE Candidates R3 Recap – Calm before the storm?! / Candidates Chess 2022 / Candidates 2022 pairings / Live games Candidates 2022 / Candidates Chess 2022 Predictions and possible outcomes
Replay the game – Ding Liren – Fabiano Caruana 1-0, World Youth Chess Championship 2002, Heraklion, Crete:
The last classical game played between Fabiano Caruana and Ding Liren was at the 2021 Candidates Tournament in Yekaterinburg, finishing in a draw with Caruana having white pieces.
Replay the game – Fabiano Caruana – Ding Liren 1/2-1/2, FIDE Candidates Chess Tournament 2021
Featured photo: Grand Chess Tour, Sinquefield Cup 2021