Hosted a party of the 12th round of the candidates tournament for the title of world chess champion, held in Berlin.
Time control: 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for 20 moves and 15 minutes before end of party with addition of 30 seconds per move starting from the first.
The tournament Sergey Karjakin (Russia, 2763), Levon Aronian (Armenia, 2794), Ding Liren (China, 2769), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan, 2809), Alexander Grischuk (Russia, 2767), Fabiano Caruana (USA, 2784), Wesley so (USA, 2799), Vladimir Kramnik (Russia, 2800).
Sergey Karjakin defeated Fabiano Caruana. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov lost to Ding Liren.
Party Alexander Grischuk — Levon Aronian and Vladimir Kramnik, Wesley so ended in a draw.
The situation of the parties. Caruana, Karjakin — 7 points, Grischuk, Ding Liren, Mamedyarov — 6.5, Kramnik 5,5, 5, Aronian 4.