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Carlsen vs. Nepomniachtchi: Their Greatest Games Analyzed

Carlsen vs. Nepomniachtchi: Their Greatest Games Analyzed

Who will be the next world champion?

In November Magnus Carlsen will defend his title against Ian Nepomniachtchi. GM Surya Ganguly has worked on world championship teams in the past and brings you an in-depth preview of the match.

  • How did these players compete in youth events?
  • What style favors each player?
  • How did Nepomniachtchi gain a plus score against Carlsen?
  • What will happen if there's a rapid tie-break?
The First Game: Carlsen vs Nepomniachtchi

The First Game: Carlsen vs Nepomniachtchi

Carlsen and Nepomniachtchi first played each other in the European Under 12 Championship in 2002. GM Surya Ganguly brings you the details.
16 min
5 Challenges
The First Adult Battle: Carlsen vs Nepomniachtchi

The First Adult Battle: Carlsen vs Nepomniachtchi

The first adult meeting between Carlsen and Nepomniachtchi occurred in Wikj aan Zee, 2011. GM Surya Ganguly brings you the action.
20 min
5 Challenges
London 2017: Carlsen vs Nepomniachtchi

London 2017: Carlsen vs Nepomniachtchi

In The 2017 London Chess Classic, Nepomniachtchi again extended his lead over Magnus Carlsen in their head-to-head encounters. GM Surya Ganguly shows you how he did it.
18 min
5 Challenges
Magnus Strikes Back: Carlsen vs Nepomniachtchi

Magnus Strikes Back: Carlsen vs Nepomniachtchi

It wasn't until 2019 that Magnus Carlsen finally scored a win against Ian Nepomniachtchi. GM Ganguly shows you how he did it.
17 min
5 Challenges
Rapid Games: Carlsen vs Nepomniachtchi

Rapid Games: Carlsen vs Nepomniachtchi

In recent years Carlsen and Nepomniachtchi have played many rapid and blitz games. These faster time controls could occur in a world championship tie-break. GM Ganguly shows what you can expect.
17 min
5 Challenges

Carlsen vs. Nepomniachtchi: Their Greatest Games Analyzed

Master Games
5 Lessons
88 Minutes
25 Challenges
Released October 5, 2021
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