Vachier-Lagrave takes lead at FIDE Candidates Tournament
22.07.2021 Daniel Etchells
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

France's Maxime Vachier-Lagrave has moved to the top of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) Candidates Tournament standings after beating home player Ian Nepomniachtchi in Russian city Yekaterinburg today.

Vachier-Lagrave has joined Nepomniachtchi on 4.5 points, but is ahead on tiebreaks after winning today's round seven game at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
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