Chess World Championship 2021 Carlsen vs Nepominiachtchi - Who will Win?
In just a few days we are going to witness World Chess Championship match between the reigning world champion GM Magnus Carlson and the challenger GM Ian Nepominiachtchi. The match will start on 26 Nov,2021 at 12:30 UTC in Dubai.
It was scheduled to be held in 2020 but had to be posponed due to pandemic.
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Lets focus on both players
Magnus Carlsen is a very strong Norweigien grandmaster who became the 16th world champion in 2013 defeating India's Viswanathan Anand. He is also the highest rated played in chess history having peaked at elo rating 2882. He is currently rated elo of 2855. He has a great knowledge of positional chess. He can snatch a win from a boring looking drawn position.
Nepominachtchi is a strong chess grandmaster from Russia known for his dynamic and tactical play. He won the Candidates event last year to become the challenger in this match. He is currently rated at elo 2782.
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There will be a total of 14 games played between them.It will be the best of 14. If at the end of 14 games score is tied(7.0/7.0). Then tie breaker matches will be played. There will only be one game in a single day. The detailed schedule is given below:
|Nov 26||Game 1|
|Nov 27||Game 2|
|Nov 28||Game 3|
|Nov 30||Game 4|
|Dec 1||Game 5|
|Dec 3||Game 6|
|Dec 5||Game 8|
|Dec 7||Game 9|
|Dec 8||Game 10|
|Dec 10||Game 11|
|Dec 11||Game 12|
|Dec 12||Game 13|
|Dec 14||Game 14|
Who do you think will win the championship. Is it the super solid Magnus Carlsen yet again or will we see a new World Champioin this time? My money will be on Carlsen as Vishwanathan Anand quipped
“If I knew how to beat Magnus I would have done it myself!”
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