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World Chess Championship 2023

The World Chess Championship 2023 takes place 7th April to 1st May 2023 between Ian Nepomniachtchi (RUS) and Ding Liren (CHINA).
The current World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen (NOR) will not defend his title.
The match goes over 14 games in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Each player has 120 minutes for 40 moves, then 60 minutes for the next 20, then 15 minutes till the end. Draw offers are allowed after move 40.

The first player to reach 7.5 points wins the match. If there is a 7:7 tie then there will be a playoff (consists of four 25-minute games). There is a €2 million prize fund, split 60:40.

Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2795) vs Ding, Liren (2788)

Game 1 Ruy Lopez – Nepomniachtchi, Ian vs Ding, Liren 0.5 – 0.5
Game 2 Queens Gambit – Ding, Liren vs Nepomniachtchi, Ian 0 – 1

Game 3 Queens Gambit Exchange Variation – Nepomniachtchi, Ian vs Ding, Liren 0.5 – 0.5
Game 4 English opening – Ding, Liren vs Nepomniachtchi, Ian 1 – 0

Game 5 Spanish – Nepomniachtchi, Ian vs Ding, Liren 1 – 0

Game 6 London System – Ding, Liren vs Nepomniachtchi, Ian 1 – 0

Game 7 French Defense – Nepomniachtchi, Ian vs Ding, Liren 1 – 0

Game 8 Nimzo Indian Defense – Ding, Liren vs Nepomniachtchi, Ian 0.5 – 0.5

Game 9 Ruy Lopez – Nepomniachtchi, Ian vs Ding, Liren 0.5 – 0.5
Game 10 English opening – Ding, Liren vs Nepomniachtchi, Ian 0.5 – 0.5
Game 11 Ruy Lopez – Nepomniachtchi, Ian vs Ding, Liren 0.5 – 0.5
Game 12 Queen Pawn – Ding, Liren vs Nepomniachtchi, Ian 1 – 0

Game 13 Ruy Lopez – Nepomniachtchi, Ian vs Ding, Liren 0.5 – 0.5
Game 14 Nimzo-Indian – Ding, Liren vs Nepomniachtchi, Ian 0.5 – 0.5

Results: Tie
7 – 7
There will be a playoff (consists of four 25-minute games)

Tiebreaks Games

Game 1 Queen Pawn – Ding, Liren vs Nepomniachtchi, Ian 0.5 – 0.5
Game 2 Ruy Lopez – Nepomniachtchi, Ian vs Ding, Liren 0.5 – 0.5
Game 3 English – Ding, Liren vs Nepomniachtchi, Ian 0.5 – 0.5
Game 4 Ruy Lopez – Nepomniachtchi, Ian vs Ding, Liren 0 – 1

Ding, Liren (China) wins the match and becomes world chess champion 2023.

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