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2024 Candidates: Gukesh ties Nakamura in round 14

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Indian D Gukesh secured a vital draw against American Hikaru Nakamura in the final round, putting himself in the driver’s seat to win the FIDE Candidates tournament in Toronto, Canada on Monday.

Gukesh blunted Nakamura’s attack, who added the draw and half a point to his total with white pieces and moved to 9 points at the top of the table.

The Indian’s title hopes are currently based on the match between Ian Nepomniachtchi and Fabiano Caruana, with a win for either of them taking the tournament to a play-off, while a draw will mean victory for Gukesh.

Gukesh vs Nakamura Round 14 board