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World Chess Championship 2023 Game 8 live: Ding Liren on the attack against Ian Nepomniachtchi

World Chess Championship 2023 Live, Game 8: Russia’s Ian Nepomniachtchi leads 4-3 against China’s Ding Liren. Ding plays white today and looks to draw level again.

World Chess ChampionshipWorld Chess Championship: Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Ding Liren battle has intensified after 7th game made the scores 4-3.

World Chess Championships 2023 Game 8 Live, (Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Ding Liren): Game 8 of the World Chess Championship is now on. China’s Ding Liren is playing white against Russia’s Ian Nepomniachtchi today.

Nepo leads the contest 4-3, and Ding looks to draw level again. This championship has so far seen seesawing fortunes. Ding looked shaky in the first two games, but has been a changed player since then. Nepo won Game 2,5 and 7. Ding won 3 and 6.

Grandmaster Pravin Thipsay has been analysing games of the World Chess Championship for The Indian Express. You can read his insightful analysis for Game 7 here. You can also read his columns for Game 1Game 2Game 3Game 4Game 5 and Game 6


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Vladimir Kramnik, the last man from Russia to become the World Chess Champion, plays in an exhibition event in Astana. (FIDE/Anna Shtourman)

World Chess Championship 2023: An ace up Nepo’s sleeve is possibly former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik

As the World Chess Championship heats up, with Game 7 becoming the fourth game in a row to yield a result, Vladimir Kramnik, the last man from Russia to become the World Chess Champion, emerged from the shadows. Allegedly!

In the world of chess, rumour has it that Kramnik is part of Ian Nepomniachtchi’s team as the Russian attempts to wrest away the most coveted crown in the sport from China’s Ding Liren. Of course, the omerta that surrounds contenders’ teams at the World Championship means we are unlikely to find out immediately if this is true.
But the rumour is strong — and intriguing — enough for it to find mention in FIDE’s official commentary, British chess master Leonard Barden’s column, the C-Squared Podcast (which is co-hosted by Fabiano Caruana), GM Gata Kamsky’s podcast and the’s live analysis (helmed by GM Anish Giri). [Read More]

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First published on: 20-04-2023 at 13:26 IST

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