Rapport makes a comeback
Two players won with the white pieces today: Rapport (beat Vidit) and Fedoseev (beat Shirov). That moves Rapport into a tie for first place in Pool C, which was previosuly dominated by Vidit Gujrathi wha had two wins in two games. The win from Fedoseev, also in Pool C, keeps him just 0.5 points behind the two leaders. The rest of today’s games ended in a draw which helps solidify Giri’s position as the likely winner of Pool B, and moved some other odds around slightly.
Every game in Pool D contues to be drawn, with all four players on 1.5 points. MVL and Shakh are still the favorites. Shakh’s draw with the white pieces while MVL drew with the black pieces represents a missed opportunity for Shakh to jump ahead in Pool D, so you’ll notices MVL’s odds have jumped up a bit while Shakh’s have decreased.
The results of 50,000 simulations are below.
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Possibilities for Qualification into Candidates Tournament
Overall odds of qualifying for the Candidates Tournament
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