Ian Nepomniachtchi’s first Instagram post in 2014 included this uplifting image. It was published on November 23. Please make a mental note of the date and read on to realize what a sign of things to come it turned out to be!
Ian Nepomniachtchi won the Candidates Tournament with a round to spare, thus qualifying for a World Chess Championship match against Magnus Carlsen. The main chess event of the year is scheduled to take place in Dubai, UAE, from November 24 to December 16, 2021. Even though Magnus and Ian have been friends for a long time and trained together, you can expect an exciting clash of styles in their duel for the chess crown!
Make sure to check Magnus Trainer on April 29th for a new lesson featuring a report about the Candidates Tournament and Carlsen’s review of Nepo as a player, pinpointing his strengths and weaknesses. Who do you think is the favorite to win?
Meanwhile, let’s see how well you know the biographies of these two outstanding chess Grandmasters. Take the quiz and see whether you can tell Carlsen from Nepo!