Candidates do poorly in Bucharest

Wesley So, Levon Aronian and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave share the first place and the latter won the tie-break at the first Grand Chess Tour event 2022, the Superbet Chess Classic Romania in Bucharest. None of the four participants of the forthcoming Candidates Tournament performed well. Fabiano Caruana did the least bad at 50%, Alireza Firouzja, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Richárd Rapport all ended below.