Athletistic/ Others. In 2021 and 2023, Russian chess player Ian Nepomniachtchi participated in the match for the world chess crown. The first time he lost to the Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, and the second time to the Chinese Ding Liren. Next year, Nepomniachtchi will enter the Candidates Tournament to compete in another world title match. Russian grandmaster Sergey Karyakin spoke about this.

“If Nepomniachtchi enters the match with Chinese Ding Liren again, I will consider him the big favorite,” Karyakin was quoted as saying by “Championship”.

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