The new virus in China has been affecting GM Ding Liren and GM Wang Hao‘s preparation for the Candidates Tournament. Speaking to Chess.com, both stated they had to cancel plans for a training camp.
The coronavirus has claimed almost 500 lives worldwide and infected more than 24,500 people across 25 countries, at the time of writing. Public life is in lockdown in China, where over 15 sports events scheduled have been postponed or canceled. (Read more). Photo and news: chess.com
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