Astana to host FIDE World Chess Championship matches from April 7 to May 1

Astana to host FIDE World Chess Championship matches from April 7 to May 1

The FIDE World Championship 2023 is scheduled to happen from 7 April to 1 May in Astana, Kazakhstan.

A brand new world champion might be topped as Ian Nepomniachtchi and Ding Liren battle it out for the throne vacated by the return of Magnus Carlsen.

In Astana, the prize cash might be 2 million, with 60% going to the winner and 40% to the runner-up.

But extra importantly: no matter occurs in Astana, historical past might be made, with a brand new world champion being topped.

On October 31, 2022, reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen formally confirmed that he wouldn’t defend his title as classical world champion in opposition to his challenger, world quantity three Ioan Nepomniachtchi. Runner-up within the Candidates Tournament and present #2 on this planet rankings, Chinese Grandmaster Ding Liren bought the surprising alternative to play for the best recognition within the chess world.

Ding Liren is a extremely rated participant with an Elo score of 2811. However, Ioan Nepomniachtchi, who at the moment has a score of 2793, has little head-to-head in his favor: out of 13 classical chess video games performed between them, ‘Nepo’ has received 3, misplaced 2, and drawn 8.

Nepomniachtchi’s lead expands to 13–9 with 17 attracts, if we embrace speedy and exhibition video games.

With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS

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