FIDE World Championship | Ding Liren vs. Ian Nepomniachtchi | Which WC Candidate Will Strike First?

The 2023 FIDE World Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan is the most important over-the-board classical event of the year and decides who will be the next world champion. After a record-breaking Candidates Tournament, world number-two Nepomniachtchi will face world number-three Ding Liren in a battle for Magnus Carlsen’s throne after the current world champion abdicated his title.

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  1. Ian will win the world title this year.😃

  2. These two work together well. Both charismatic and likeable, and have a good rapport

  3. A title of a world chess champion without actually beating magnus has already lost half of it's value 😔.

  4. Be so funny if whoever wins would have to face off Magnus as a surprised Boss challenge to actually win the championship.

  5. Saddly he is from China; an oppressive country

  6. Guys i have had enough of this SHIT
    "This isn't a real championship match … Blah blah"
    This IS a real world championship match but we only need to change our perspective of the world champ being the strongest!!!!!!!

  7. I really, really do not like this rest room silliness.

  8. "I just need to pee really quickly and grab water. Take me two minutes."

    I would die of embarrassment. I'm sure Danya laughed it off. That's what I like about him.

  9. Just imagine they both are tied on points after all games are over and magnus Carlson comes out with his money in the bank contract and wins the championship for sixth time

  10. I'm much more interested in the commentators.

  11. no more mouse slips throwing the game

  12. Well done commentators. You gave a lot of very deep and interesting insight into the game. Looking forward to game number 2.

  13. Not exactly Steinitz-Lasker, Capablanca-Alekhine, Botvinnik-Tal, Fischer-Spassky, or Kasparov-Karpov. Nepo wins 7.5-6.5 with eleven draws.

  14. I don't think either of these GMs could give GM Magnus Carlsen, the real world champion, a competitive match 🤔.

  15. Or we could just watch Magnus and Hikaru play a bunch of blitz games.

  16. Now that we're here without Magnus, I'm actually kind of glad because the outcome seems more unknown with these two up against each other.

  17. During game 1, the commentators are actually a bit annoying by going through intensive retrospective variations AFTER the positions changed when the players moved on with their moves.

  18. The FIDE president steals money from the federation and Nepomniachtchi bribes players.

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