Berlin GP: Nakamura in the Candidates

All results in round 6 of the Berlin Grand Prix favoured Hikaru Nakamura, as he won pool A and secured a spot in the Candidates Tournament after beating Andrey Esipenko with the black pieces. The four players who could have leapfrogged the US grandmaster in the overall standings of the series had they also reached the semis were knocked out on Monday — i.e. Levon Aronian (also from pool A), Leinier Dominguez, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Anish Giri. The one other player who made it to semis was Amin Tabatabaei, who got a convincing victory over Giri to win pool D. | Photos: World Chess

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