GM Kirill Alekseenko
Elo std: 2699
Kirill Alekseenko was U14 World Champion (2011) and U18 runner-up (2015), as well as European Champion U10 (2007) and U16 (2013), became grandmaster 2015 and has won the Chigorin Memorial three times (2015, 2016, 2017). His third place on the Isle of Man in 2019 behind Wang Hao and Caruana – among others a win against Karjakin and three consecutive draws against Carlsen, So and Anand – did presumably encourage the organizers of the last Candidates Tournament in Yekaterinburg to grant him the wild card. Alekseenko finished at the seventh place and gained a lot of experience, which makes the man with the best Elo rating of all the participants in the Triathlon the favorite in the tournament.