Press review of the Candidates

by ChessBase
3/25/2020 – Chess fans follow the Candidates Tournament in Yekaterinburg closely: they enjoy live-commentary of the games by top grandmasters, they read the daily reports, they check the analyses of the games and they want to know which novelties were played. However, as almost all big sport events in the world have been cancelled due to the coronavirus other media also report about the Candidates. Here's a short selection of articles.

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In the times of corona chess does not make headlines but while people all over the world are forced to stay at home they discover the pleasures of online chess. And newspapers, magazines, and websites all over the world try to keep their readers informed about the Candidates.

Here is a small overview of current articles on the 2020 Candidates Tournament in Yekaterinburg.

After round 6:

Times Of India: Caution is the mantra of Humpy Koneru

ChessBase: Nepomniachtchi wins again, widens the gap

Sports Pro Media: Chess players are role models in a crisis

Hindustan Times: Anand talks about lockdown in Germany

Russia Today: Nepomniachtchi, coughing but winning

Sportstar: Ian Nepomniachtchi consolidates lead

After round 5:

Times Of India: Players are unhappy

Sportstar: Nepomniachtchi takes sole lead

D1 softball news: Grischuk calls for suspension

ESPN: "I don't want to be here" - Grischuk

ChessBase: Nepomniachtchi takes the lead

After round 4:

ChessBase: Draws

Businessworld: The Candidates Tournament Tournament resumes with day of draws

Sportstar: All fourth-round games drawn

After round 3:

Russia Today: Twice-daily health checks and no spectators allowed

The Guardian: Candidates defy coronavirus

Pune Mirror: Intense chess & elbow shakes

Times Of India: Maxim, Wang & Ian in lead

ChessBase: Ding bounces back, beats Caruana

Bangalore Mirror: Ding bounces back on a day of draws

Sportstar: Ding Liren beats Fabiano Caruana

SBS news: Tournament continues with sanitising gel

After round 2:

ChessBase: Caruana and Vachier-Lagrave score

The Telegraph: Fans turn to chess

Sportstar: Ding Liren loses again Caruana wins second game

Tribune India: Ill-timed move

Kxan 36 news: Nepomniachtchi in the leading group

After round 1:

ChessBase: Wang stuns Ding Nepomniachtchi and Wang win opening matches

Pune Mirror: Chess, Corona and Caruana

Sportstar: Wang Hao stuns Ding Liren

Times Of India: Kramnik pulls out of Candidates commentary

Financial Times: Tournament starts - but will it finish?

Before the tournament:

First Post: Chess tournament underway despite corona

Daily Times: Handshakes optional

ESPN: Rare glimpse of major sport

Cryptodictation: Playing chess in times of coronavirus

Online Gambling: Eight determine for World Chess Champion Challenger

Hindustian Times: Chess vs Covid: All the wrong moves

Sportsfinding: Chess with millions of audiences

Compiled by Arne Kaehler

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