Nepomniachtchi-Ding World Chess Championship Match 2023 || Game 5


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Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2795) – Ding, Liren (2788)
Nepomniachtchi-Ding World Chess Championship ( [5] 2023.04.15
C84 Ruy Lopez, closed defence

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.d3 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 O-O 9.h3 Bb7 10.a4 Na5 11.Ba2 c5 12.Bg5 h6 13.Bxf6 Bxf6 14.axb5 axb5 15.Nbd2 Nc6 16.Bd5 Rxa1 17.Qxa1 Qd7 18.Re1 Ra8 19.Qd1 Bd8 20.Nf1 Ne7 21.Bxb7 Qxb7 22.Ne3 Bb6 23.h4 Qc6 24.h5 c4 25.d4 exd4 26.Nxd4 Qc5 27.Qg4 Qe5 28.Nf3 Qe6 29.Nf5 Nxf5 30.exf5 Qf6 31.Qe4 Rb8 32.Re2 Bc5 33.g4 Qd8 34.Qd5 Kf8 35.Kf1 Rc8 36.Re4 Rb8 37.g5 hxg5 38.Rg4 Ra8 39.Nxg5 Ra1+ 40.Ke2 Qe7+ 41.Ne4 Qe8 42.Kf3 Qa8 43.Qxa8+ Rxa8 44.f6 g6 45.hxg6 fxg6 46.Rxg6 Ra2 47.Kg4 Rxb2 48.Rh6

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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. ".. then, the engine finds the move that Nepo played"

  2. Komšo, zvučiš mi nekako tužno i umorno, kao da nedostaje tvoja uobičajena energičnost. Nadam se da je sve u redu! Pozdrav iz Vojvodine 🙂

  3. Very interesting game to win with planning each step to build decisive attack…. Ding tried his best with no option left to save the match….

  4. When agadmator says that b4 is the best move to play, I can't tell if he's serious or not any more… 🙂

  5. At 4:56
    I don't get the suggestion of trading the light-squared bishops – black's bishop is not protected, so what else does Ne7?

  6. Nepo plays incredibly fast for a classical game

  7. Who doesn't know that chess can be so easy when you just put pieces nicely on optimal squares…….^^

  8. Honestly, I don't think anyone would've blamed Nepo if he didn't find either kg4 or kf4 and instead played ng5. Very solid defending from Ding, and a very deserving victory for Ian.

  9. Does anyone know the last time a World Championship Chess game ended in checkmate, and not draw or resignation?

  10. This game is a masterclass in conversion from serious middle game checkmate threats to a winning endgame.

  11. Really exciting this championship match. Til now it has proven different things:
    – Carlsen is above everyone because he crushed Nepo, cuz…
    – Nepo is a machine when he focuses.
    – Knights are being stronger than the Bishops.
    – Doubled pawns are being decisive (in two of the three victories).

  12. That whole first move thing is just stupid and nonsense

  13. New camera? Thanks for improve the channel always

  14. 4:56
    Is it really that obvious? It looks to me like that just hangs a bishop.

  15. Players you can't pronounce are always strong.

  16. Nic (J Bruce Feynman Niccolo P. Bentulan) says:

    2nd comment: Women's chess

    A – Was Kg6 in Dina's 1st GM slaying game in Reykjavik sexism? Like looking down on Dina?

    B – Anna Cramling's dad beats Mikhail Tal. #suggestion

    C – Philippine women's chess #suggestion – WGM Janelle Frayna, the female Wesley So, upset Georgian GM (really GM not just WGM) Bela Khotenashvili at the 2022 world blitz.

    There's a 13-move UNDERPROMOTION puzzle here.

    [Variant "From Position"]

    [FEN "6k1/6b1/1p1P3p/6pP/3pPpP1/p2NqP2/6K1/5Q2"]

    1. Qd1 a2 2. Qb3+ Kf8 3. d7 Qe2+ 4. Nf2 Ke7 5. Qd5 Kd8 6. Qe6 Bf6 7. Qe8+ Kc7 8. Qc8+ Kd6 9. e5+ Qxe5 10. d8=R+ Bxd8 11. Qxd8+ Kc6 12. Qa8+ Kb5 13. Qxa2

    For some reason none of the Philippine channels except Kelvinllovejr even cover this game. LOL. But Janelle did cover the game where e drew against Nemo, so maybe Janelle will cover this game later on.

    P.S. Please help get Wesley So on Lex Fridman's podcast. See


  17. As exciting as this match is, one thing I am certain of is that neither of them will remain champion for more than 2 years. I mean none of them will make a chess lasting hegemony

  18. Jentleman on the photo – Kazakh Boxing olimpic champion Serik Sapiev

  19. I look like Neo dodging bullets trying to avoid spoilers waiting for the game to finish so I could watch Agad’s video

  20. At about 4:55 you show black playing Ne7. Wouldn't that fail to Bxb7? What am I missing?

  21. The guy making first move is Serik Sapiyev, 2012 Olympic boxing gold medalist from Kazakhstan.

  22. Why Ruy Lopez?!?!?! It only wating moves with the bishop…You take your dog out for a walk…not the bishop!

  23. Ian gets a +0,05 lead according to the engine. "Lets see how Ding deals with this…"


  25. This world championship is really showing the power of the knights

  26. 0:50 – Olympic Games Boxing Golden medalist from Kazakhstan Serik Sapiev

  27. They have to play with those giant heads behind them? Creepy and weird choice

  28. 4:54 how does Ne7 "trade bishops right away"? Doesn't that just blunder the bishop?

  29. Three wins in the first five games in a WCC!

  30. Ding lost a simple position in Rui Lopez. 🤷

  31. the thumbnail looks like nepo slapping ding's face, lol

  32. That's exactly how I would have played it

  33. thumbnail looks like ian is reaching over and holding ding's face

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