Ian Nepomniachtchi challenges Magnus Carlsen

Ian Nepomniachtchi won the FIDE Candidates Tournament 2020 and will challenge Magnus Carlsen in Dubai, 24th November till 16th December this year.
Only 14 games, time control: 2h for 40 moves + 1h for the next 20 moves + 15 minutes and 30 secondes increment from move 61 onwards.
tie-break: four games rapid chess, 20 minutes + 10 seconds increment. In case of a draw they have to play two blitz games, 5 minutes + 3 seconds increment.

Magnus Calsen became World Chess Champion 2013 after defeating Viswanathan Anand (India). He defended his title World Chess Champion against Viswanathan Anand (India) (6½ - 4½) in 2014, against Sergey Alexandrovich Karjakin (Ukraine, Russia) (6 - 6, Tie-break 3 -1) in 2016, against Fabiano Luigi Caruana (Italy, USA) (6 - 6, Tie-break 3 -0) in 2018.

Some regard Magnus Carlsen as the favourite in this match, others are not so sure. He might win the tie-break once again, but this has nothing to do with standard chess.


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