2021 World Championships review: Carlsen vs Nepomniachtchi

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25/09/2021 –    The rivalry between the two grandmasters is astonishing.  World Champ GM Magnus Carlsen and World Championship Challenger GM Ian Nepomniachtchi has been playing each other since kiddies years. This coming 24th of November 2021, both GMs are playing  chess match vying for the World Chess Championship Title to be held in Dubai Exhibition Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 

In 2018, GM Magnus Carlsen (Norway) retained his World Champ title by defeating GM Fabiano Caruana (USA) in a super theoretical battle. GM Carlsen’s superiority in positional and  endgame positions has resemblance with the great Cuban World Champ GM Jose Raul Capablanca. Let’s enjoy the featured 2 games below…

CHESS BLOG No. 32 : Date: 25th September 2021

The Alekhine Defense

First Game : Check diagram below (GAME VIEWER 1)

Playing versus the Alekhine Defense if you are not prepared, is super annoying. I was 1. e4 player during my Junior chess but switch to 1. d4 opening to avoid the Alekhine Defense. Let's check how GM Nepomniachtchi at very young age defeated the genius GM Carlsen in the Under 12 World Championships.

The Alapin 2. c3

2nd Game: Check diagram below (GAME VIEWER 2)

This is the 2nd loss of GM Carlsen to GM Nepomniachtchi in the Under 14 World Championships. The idea behind the 4...g6 move is quite interesting but with white 's energetic play, it was enough to convert to a worthwhile advantage due to the pressure at black's b6 pawn. Let's find out how these two Super GMs begun their rivalry...

GAME VIEWER 1

GAME VIEWER 2

ENDGAME CORNER - SOLVE THE PROBLEM BELOW

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