Nepomniachtchi-Ding World Chess Championship Match 2023 || Game 8


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Ding, Liren (2788) – Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2795) 1/2-1/2
Nepomniachtchi-Ding World Chess Championship ( [8] 2023.04.20
E28 Nimzo-Indian, Saemisch variation

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 O-O 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 d6 7.Ne2 c5 8.Ng3 Nc6 9.Ra2 b6 10.e4 Ba6 11.Bg5 h6 12.h4 hxg5 13.hxg5 g6 14.gxf6 Qxf6 15.e5 dxe5 16.d5 Ne7 17.d6 Nf5 18.Ne4 Qd8 19.Qd3 Kg7 20.g4 Bb7 21.Rh3 Nh4 22.g5 Bxe4 23.Qxe4 Nf5 24.Rd2 Rh8 25.Rxh8 Qxh8 26.d7 Rd8 27.Qxe5+ Kh7 28.Qh2+ Kg7 29.Qe5+ Kh7 30.Qh2+ Kg7 31.Qc7 Qh4 32.Kd1 Qxg5 33.Kc2 Qe7 34.Bg2 e5 35.Be4 Nh6 36.Qxa7 Ng4 37.Bf3 Nxf2 38.Rxf2 e4 39.Re2 f5 40.Qxb6 Rxd7 41.Qb8 Qd6 42.Qxd6 Rxd6 43.Bxe4 fxe4 44.Rxe4 Kf6 45.Re8

00:00 Hello Everyone!
00:42 Nice Photo!
06:30 Completely New Game!
13:30 Pause the Video!
15:10 Pause the Video 2!
23:00 Game Ends!
23:30 jUST sHOW movES
28:25 Contributions!

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. Ding the self destroyer ….and please reply me dear amda..lots of love from India

  2. Ding's game to win & he has to settle for a DRAW. Ian should win WC from here

  3. I honestly hope Nepo wins the title, he's come short so many times

  4. Looks like Agad utilized the rest day! Refreshed and better than ever!!

  5. Funny to hear your question being asked during the after game press conference. 😁

  6. The best line: "Even Nepo had to spend his time here". 😂

  7. I really do not understand what you said at 09:12. The black king cannot capture the knight anyways since it's white's turn to move at that point??

  8. Only those of low intellect believe in coincidence

  9. Loving the short version at the end, really helps seeing the bigger picture

  10. Those doubled white C pawns are just the sleeper cells of the black army 😅😅

  11. Ding really dont deserve a World title, we never see World Chess Classic many blunder he made

  12. rook to d2 as Ding-2 move. almost, almost.

  13. 0:08 thought he was gonna say because the game is still going on lmao

  14. What I love about this match is both of them actually played like how human will play since they know that their opponent will make human move as well. In that case Nepo's bluffing with Qh4 is actually a beautiful human move, and ding just fell for it. I imagine, if Nepo played Magnus or even Fabi who both played like machine in their respective WCC match, he wouldn't even dare to play Qh4.

  15. Ding is definitely a very very strong player but he's mentally weak right now at WCC level…

  16. Ding having 2, probably 3 winning positions and not capitalizing in any of them wad hurtful to watch live.

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