Teenage Prodigy Gukesh Dominates Candidates, Makes History

Teenage Prodigy Gukesh Dominates Candidates, Makes History
Teenage Prodigy Gukesh Dominates Candidates, Makes History

Gukesh Makes History, Caruana Falls Short

17-year-old GM Gukesh Dommaraju has won the 2024 FIDE Candidates Tournament, becoming the youngest player in history to achieve this feat. He will now challenge GM Ding Liren for the world championship title later this year.

In a tense, almost six-hour game, GM Fabiano Caruana was unable to finish off a winning position against GM Ian Nepomniachtchi, extending the tournament to tiebreaks. However, Gukesh's draw against GM Hikaru Nakamura was sufficient to secure his victory.

Tan Qualifies for All-Chinese World Championship Rematch

Former Women's World Champion Tan Zhongyi has won the 2024 FIDE Women's Candidates Tournament by a 1.5-point margin. She will now play GM Ju Wenjun in the next FIDE Women's World Championship in 2025, a rematch of their 2018 encounter where Tan lost.

Candidates: Gukesh Makes History

Gukesh's accomplishment has broken numerous records. At 17 years old, he is the youngest to win the Candidates Tournament by over three years. He will also play in the first world championship to not include a European player, and the first all-Asian world championship (excluding women's world championships).

Women's Candidates: Tan Qualifies for All-Chinese World Championship Rematch

Tan's victory in the Women's Candidates Tournament was a convincing one. She held a 98% chance of victory going into the final round and played the O'Kelly Sicilian Defense, catching her opponent off-guard. Despite her early lead, Tan eventually agreed to a draw, which was sufficient to secure her tournament victory.

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