Fabiano Caruana needed just three games to end the Final 4 qualification hopes of Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, meaning he joins Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura and Ding Liren in the knockout battle for the $70,000 top prize. Nakamura beat Ding Liren in Armageddon in the other match to create a 3-way tie at the top, though in tomorrow’s final preliminary round the players are perhaps mainly fighting to see who can avoid Magnus in the semi-finals!
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