The FIDE Candidates tournament goes on another day off. After ten tours out of 14, we have a close chase where five players can claim first place and thus challenge Ding Liren for the Chess World Championship.

Ian Nepomniachtchi and Gukesh Dommaraju are still in the lead, as their face-off today didn't have a decisive result. They both have 6 points out of 10 and have a very fierce group of chasers who are only half a point behind.

Among this group is Hikaru Nakamura. The chess streamer is having a difficult tournament as he lost to Vidit Gujrathi in round 9 but managed to win against Nijat Abasov. Now, he is in striking distance, together with Fabiano Caruana and Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu. 

The five leaders are likely to decide the fate of the first place: Vidit is one point behind, and it will be incredibly hard for him to come back in only four games. Abasov and Alireza Firouzja lost even mathematical chances to win the tournament, so the only motivation for them is extra prize money.

Round 11 will occur this Wednesday.

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