Nepomniachtchi-Ding World Chess Championship Match 2023 || Game 7


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Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2795) – Ding, Liren (2788)
Nepomniachtchi-Ding World Chess Championship ( [7] 2023.04.18
C03 French, Tarrasch

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 c5 4.Ngf3 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.exd5 Nxd5 7.N2f3 Be7 8.Bc4 Nc6 9.Nxc6 bxc6 10.O-O O-O 11.Qe2 Bb7 12.Bd3 Qc7 13.Qe4 Nf6 14.Qh4 c5 15.Bf4 Qb6 16.Ne5 Rad8 17.Rae1 g6 18.Bg5 Rd4 19.Qh3 Qc7 20.b3 Nh5 21.f4 Bd6 22.c3 Nxf4 23.Bxf4 Rxf4 24.Rxf4 Bxe5 25.Rh4 Rd8 26.Be4 Bxe4 27.Rhxe4 Rd5 28.Rh4 Qd6 29.Qe3 h5 30.g3 Bf6 31.Rc4 h4 32.gxh4 Rd2 33.Re2 Rd3 34.Qxc5 Rd1+ 35.Kg2 Qd3 36.Rf2 Kg7 37.Rcf4 Qxc3

00:00 Hello Everyone!

The 2023 FIDE World Chess Championship is a 14-game match taking place in the St. Regis Astana Hotel in Astana, Kazakhstan on April 9-30 between Ian Nepomniachtchi and Ding Liren, who finished 1st and 2nd in the 2022 Candidates Tournament. Reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen has chosen not to defend his title. The first player to reach 7.5 points wins, while a 7:7 tie will be decided by a playoff. The prize fund is €2 million, split 60:40, or 55:45 if it goes to a playoff. No draw offers are allowed until after move 40.

Each player has 120 minutes for 40 moves, then 60 minutes for the next 20, then 15 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment starting only from move 61. A playoff will consist of four 25-minute games, with a 10-second increment from move 1. If still tied, up to two pairs of 5+3 games will be played. If tied again, single 3+2 games are played, with colours reversed each game, until one player wins.

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  1. Is flagging your opponent considered unfair?

  2. With Agadmator's increased usage of "some" I'm pretty confident he's been watching Anna Cramling videos with her mom. Pia Cramling uses "some" a lot and exactly the same way.

  3. 32. …..Rd2 is just mystifying to me. Spent all that time, and then didn't play the fairly obvious 32……Be5.

  4. Get well Agadamator, thanks for the great commentary as always!

  5. don't worry agadmator , you're still too rich

  6. Brought something back from the kindergarten 😂sorry to hear that. Also sad that ding didn't win even though he pushed so nicely

  7. outside of the one special Ding win this has been a really poor WCC. Magnus would beat these two at the same time

  8. Wow, incredible analysis! Hope the voice gets better quickly.

  9. Nepo wasn't flagging, that is his usual play style. He can't calculate too deep, following his intuition instead. Ding calculates everything. Sometimes one is better, sometimes other.

  10. Thanks for the analysis … get well soon. 🙂

  11. @5:38 why doesn't Ding just fork the knight and bishop with p-f6?

  12. Magnus stepping down is the best thing to have happened to chess

  13. This WCC match is great. The fans are the true winners! Who thinks Magnus won’t be able to resist climbing through the ranks to challenge the title? It will be a new goal for the GOAT

  14. Ding, if you're reading this, please find more confidence within yourself! No man is better than you. Except of course Magnus

  15. This is not WCC level of play… no wonder Magnus got tired of crushing ppl like Nepo, Ding, etc

  16. Very exciting match. But one wonders with all the fireworks if this is more of a brawl than a classic fight game. Hard to imagine this kind of play (flagging) in WCC games from years gone by.

  17. Agadmator is wrong. After Qxc5 black has Bd4!, and it is black, not white, with winning position.

  18. What does flagging mean in chess? New to this.

  19. Get well soon Agad, and thanks for the video. Will be waitin for the full video 👍

  20. Agad your dedication is outstanding. Get well soon in order to finish this excellent commentary on the 2023 WCC. If there was a Chess Commentary Hall of Fame, your work would be up there with the greats.

  21. I don't think it's the end of the world for Ding, after all he dominated this game with the black pieces! He lost due to his own mistake and not due to being outplayed by Nepo. I would still give Ding more chances to win this WC.

  22. What is up with Ding and his time management?

  23. Thanks for pushing through the kindergarten illness to give this game. Hope you feel better soon!
    Also agad: Il do a short video because I can barely speak.
    Also also agad: proceeds to make a 13 minute video because he can't contain his joy describing the game. Nearly dies near the end 😅

  24. alot of horsing around here…….i see what you did there 🙂

  25. Inexcusable to flag in a WCC. Im disgusted as a guy rooting for Ding.

  26. Not quite fair to say Nepo flagged Ding, he was thinking on queen takes c5 for like 3 minutes. And he also dont have too much time on the clock, if he takes h4 right away, thats not flagging, thats Nepo. He is also quick on obvious moves.

  27. What's heart 💜 breaking about what happened is that I know from experience, and chess lessons, that it is common knowledge among Grandmasters that when you are low on the clock ⌚⏰, you don't engage in complications or open lines without a decisive prepared sequence of moves that can be played rapidly. At this level of play, the contenders should know this. Even under stress. Nepomniachtchi's piece activity was reduced and Ding should have played what the commentator suggested the non committal "Kg7" throwing the ball in Nepomniachtchi's court to find a plan with his constricted position on Nepomniachtchi's time. Nepomniachtchi doged a bullet today.

  28. Gonna be a ton of criticism for someone at this level flagging.

  29. Thanks for your video. Get well soon. I am humbled by the viewer's comments on. Great insights guys, all I got is, "wow, a French, great game"

  30. Looks like Ian is way more mentally prepared than Ding.
    Get well soon Agad ❤

  31. I have absolutely zero sympathy for players that get into time trouble. Also, Giri was roasting Ian for trying to keep Ding in time trouble in his last loss. What's he have to say now?

  32. Nf4 reminds me of Botvinik vs Tal Game no 6 Move 21.

  33. Crazy game w the time issue. Fun championship

  34. At the end of these videos, I'm so confused as to what was actually played, because there are so many "what if" moves he hypothecates. Just show us what was played, not so much want could have been.

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