Play Like Ian Nepomniachtchi

Play Like Ian Nepomniachtchi

Can you play like the next world title challenger, Ian Nepomniachtchi?

Ian Nepomniachtchi dominated the 2020-2021 Candidates Tournament and will face Magnus Carlsen for the world title in November. Learn from his greatest games.

  • See how Nepomniachtchi defeated Magnus Carlsen with a brilliant attack.
  • Learn from one of Nepomniachtchi's greatest opening innovations.
  • Check out Nepomniachtchi's brilliant attack, played when he was only ten years old.
Nepomniachtchi - Carlsen 2020

Nepomniachtchi - Carlsen 2020

What will Nepomniachtchi need to do to beat Magnus Carlsen? If he can attack like he did in their 2020 Legends Of Chess Match, he'll have a good chance!
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Nepomniachtchi - Sismanis 2000

Nepomniachtchi - Sismanis 2000

Even as a child, Nepomniachtchi was a brilliant attacking player. Check out this amazing game from the 2000 European Under 10 championship, where he won first place.
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Nepomniachtchi - Sjugirov 2016

Nepomniachtchi - Sjugirov 2016

This might be Nepomniachtchi's most amazing opening idea. Try to find how he brought fireworks to a quiet position right out of the opening.
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Nepomniachtchi - Alekseenko 2021

Nepomniachtchi - Alekseenko 2021

How did Nepomniachtchi win the Candidates and earn a shot at Magnus Carlsen? Check out his dominant victory against Kirill Alekseenko, which brought him close to tournament victory.
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Nepomniachtchi - Sadikhov 2015

Nepomniachtchi - Sadikhov 2015

It's not often that a queen ends up on h1 in the middlegame or that placing it there is part of a brilliant, game-winning plan. Check out Nepomniachtchi's quick demolition of his opponent's Philidor Defense.
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Play Like Ian Nepomniachtchi

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Released April 27, 2021
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