Ian Nepomniachtchi favourite to win Chess Candidates Tournament


Ian Nepomniachtchi could be crowned king of the Chess Candidates Tournament, according to our latest odds.

Our traders have priced up the most likely names to win the 2020 Candidates Tournament for the right to play Magnus Carlsen, and it’s the Russian chess grandmaster who currently heads the betting at even-money.

Fabiano Caruana is next in the betting at 11/4 with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave a 6/1 shot and every other name currently being 12/1 or bigger.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “All eyes are on the chess this week with the world’s best battling it out to play Magnus Carlsen, and as things stand it’s Ian Nepomniachtchi who heads the betting to do exactly that.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Chess Candidates Tournament

Ian Nepomniachtchi – EVS

Fabiano Caruana – 11/4

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – 6/1

Alexander Grischuk – 12/1

Ding Liren – 14/1

Anish Giri – 16/1

Wang Hao – 20/1

Kirill Alekseenko – 500/1

View the latest Chess odds

All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.


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