Candidates, Round 6 over

Two draws, so Gelfand and Leko are joined by Aronian. It never looked likely for Shirov today, and Aronian even looked slightly better in the final position. Grischuk and Rublevsky head for the rapid showdown after a short draw via perpetual check.

The playoff starts tomorrow at 10am Irish time. The format is for 4 games of rapid chess (25 mins each, plus a 10 sec increment per move), followed by blitz chess if they are tied 2-2. Grischuk obviously fancies his chances with this format, but anything can happen in shorter games.

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