Single-handedly Defends Russia’s Honor: Nepomniachtchi Risked Black and Defeated Liren

In the Candidates’ Tournament held in Madrid, Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi defeated the mighty Chinese grandmaster Ding Liren with black pieces in his first match. Nepomniachtchi battles Norwegian champion Magnus Carlsen for the right to once again play for the world crown. For this, he has to win the tournament. Sergei Karjakin was also supposed to play in Madrid, but was suspended due to statements about Russia’s special operation in Ukraine. socialbites.ca published the party in text.



Source: Gazeta

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