FIDE World Championship: Ding vs. Nepomniachtchi – Which Chess Legend Will Strike First? – Game 2!

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 faces 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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101 Comments

  1. 1:46:54 actually it has the same meaning in english , it's just not used anymore. A cabinet is a small private room , or an office. This archaic meaning has been used less and less overtime but it's still correct.

  2. they spend too much time in the rest rooms!

  3. Danya and Anish are literally the best commentators, to someone who is an amateur they still manage to explains things in a way that is palatable

  4. Danny just proved that he could commentate the storied USGA Masters Tournament after that smooth intro. You’re good at what you do Danny, very good.

  5. I love how a top guy can do a move that is not part of opening study, and everybody flips out.

  6. My favourite part is Yan choosing the same chair as Bobby Fischer

  7. Ian let’s his emotions out and makes them visible shows how much heart he’s putting into every move it’s a true winners attitude. It doesn’t matter how you appear it matters how you preform

  8. SACRIFICING THE ROOOOOOOOK………………WORKS EVERY TIME😂😂😂❤❤

  9. I do not know why everyone on chat hates nepo, he is a good guy, why they hate him?

  10. I have a feeling Ding played the very line Rapport told him NOT to play.

  11. The evaluation bar should have two lines, one showing the best move and a second to show the next best move rating. This let's us know if any position can survive a single inaccurate choice.

  12. 28.10 so funny how both include witty comments about 80s music without knowing a single 80s band, ❤ the vibe of this comment team!

  13. I’ve seen numerous comments asking why FIDE hasn’t provided Ding with a translator? My question is “where’s the Chinese government?” You telling me they couldn’t provide one? They couldn’t afford one? Ding is the strongest player in Chinese history, has the government provided any support? Ding looks lost & frankly scared, but both players have had about a year to prepare, to get in the best physical & mental shape possible. I would think China would pull out all the stops to help Ding win. This would be a great propaganda opportunity for China. And yet Ding looks all alone. They would care about his success…wouldn’t they?

  14. Why did they keep saying that "Jan does not feel at home" in this or that position? He's a grandmaster! Can't he just ADAPT to what's on the board?!

  15. Anish didn't know what "flimsy" meant so Danya described it as "onomatopoeic". I'm sure that illuminated things for him lol

  16. Do they both have diarrhea? Why do they keep leaving?

  17. I am actually glad that we have Ian vs Ding match. Ian vs Magnus would be 100% draws or Ian blundering… This will be more fun… Magnus vs Fabi was 100% draws, it was just

  18. Congratulations to Nepo for his perseverance and commitment 💪 💪

  19. Make games shorter and add game play underneath

  20. Where can we watch the press conference ?

  21. one bad move and nepo did not miss his chance of capitalising

  22. We miss hikaru nakamura here to play against nepo. If it is, then it will be amazing and competitive

  23. Anish made a great point. Nxf6 was a strategic mistake in hindsight. Remember how Magnus played all the sharp lines and Sicilians against Fabi but chose small-edge positions against Nepo? On this note, early signs also suggests that Nepo is much more comfortable taking risks and going for richer positions against Ding than against Magnus

  24. He just needed to play not against Magnus lol

  25. I love how Rapport is immediately sensed behind the h3 move, such an original player

  26. I disagree with the introduction of this game. The winner of this match will not have there name etched into chess history. The name will be a footnote in chess history. Magnus Carlsen will be the real chess champion until he decides to retire.

  27. Ding on the rebound is very dangerous…never underestimate him

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