The candidates tournament FIDE decided to suspend for security reasons

candidates Tournament FIDE decided to suspend for security reasons. The decision of the International chess Federation had to take because of the threat of the spread of coronavirus infections, reports GTRK “Ural”.

As you know, the competition started in Yekaterinburg on March 16. And from the beginning they took place without the presence of spectators. Seven rounds played. Termination of competitions is due, in particular, with the introduction of the ban on air traffic between Russia and other countries on March 27.

as they may not be able to return home, the organizers decided to move games to better times. However, specific dates yet to name difficult, they will depend on the situation of coronavirus.

Specifies that the competition will continue with round 8. At this stage of the games were two leaders: Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi and Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.

Text: STRC “Ural”