GM Ian Nepomniachtchi and GM Ding Liren after their first game in FIDE World Championship Game

A Comprehensive Look at All Games from the FIDE World Chess Championship 2023 | Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Ding Liren

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Ding Liren emerges victorious in the Rapid Tiebreak to claim the prestigious 2023 FIDE World Championship title

FedNameRapid Rtg1234Score
ChinaDing Liren2829½½½12.5
RussiaIan Nepomniachtchi2761½½½01.5
Match Score (Tiebreaker)

After an intense battle of 14 classical games resulting in a tie at 7-7, everything boiled down to the decisive finale of the rapid segment.

Match Score (Classical)

World Chess Championship Game 9

The ninth round of the 2023 FIDE World Championship resulted in a draw, which pleased both challengers on Friday.

After a series of chaotic days, Ding was content to hold his ground with black in a lengthy knight and pawn endgame, despite being down a pawn. This result dispelled any concerns about his emotional well-being and kept him in contention for the championship as the scores stood at 4-5.

World Chess Championship Game 8

After a heartbreaking loss in round seven, GM Ding Liren made an impressive comeback attempt in the 2023 FIDE World Championship. Despite his remarkable effort, he was unable to secure a win in round eight, as GM Ian Nepomniachtchi fought back with great determination to force a draw.

During the match, both players ventured into unfamiliar territory with the Nimzo-Indian Defense opening. The game was intense and unbalanced, with Ding taking advantage of Nepomniachtchi’s mistake under pressure. However, Nepomniachtchi managed to recover and secure a draw in the end.

World Chess Championship Game 7

Ding’s defeat due to time pressure has resulted in Nepomniachtchi taking the lead once again in the competition.

In the seventh game of the 2023 FIDE World Championship, GM Ding Liren sprung a surprise by choosing to play the French Defense against GM Ian Nepomniachtchi’s opening move of 1.e4. However, in the midst of intense time pressure, he made a costly mistake, resulting in his defeat. At the moment, the score stands at 4-3, which means that Ding will have to play aggressively with the white pieces in the eighth game scheduled for Tuesday, April 20th.

World Chess Championship Game 6

Game six of the match saw Ding Liren expertly construct a checkmate trap, resulting in a win that allowed him to tie the overall match score once again.

In this year’s FIDE World Championship, spectators have no grounds to complain about tedious draws. In the sixth game of the match, GM Ding Liren and GM Ian Nepomniachtchi engaged in another fierce battle, leading to the fourth decisive outcome so far. This time, Ding seized the upper hand by introducing a surprising London System and capitalizing on Nepomniachtchi’s string of positional inaccuracies. Ding’s efforts culminated in a checkmate, forcing Nepomniachtchi to concede the game. With six games played, the score is currently level at 3-3.

World Chess Championship Game 5

In game five of their match, GM Ian Nepomniachtchi once again pulled ahead of GM Ding Liren, demonstrating superior play and outmaneuvering his opponent.

GM Ian Nepomniachtchi showcased his signature style in game five, leveraging his opening preparation and time management skills to gain a decisive advantage over GM Ding Liren. The Chinese world number three eventually succumbed to the mounting pressure, committing several costly errors before resigning on move 48. Nepomniachtchi’s dominance was evident throughout the game, as he quickly executed his first 22 moves and still had over an hour left on the clock. Commentator Anish Giri noted that Ding had been outplayed and had made multiple mistakes. With the score now at 3-2 in Nepomniachtchi’s favor, Ding will look to make a comeback with the white pieces in their next game on Sunday.

World Chess Championship Game 4

GM Ding Liren played with great confidence in game four, securing a win that helped him level the score against GM Ian Nepomniachtchi in the ongoing match.

The ongoing FIDE World Championship in 2023 is producing thrilling chess matches, with GM Ding Liren exhibiting his confidence by winning game four on Thursday to tie the score against GM Ian Nepomniachtchi. Ding applied pressure right from the start of the game, and just as it seemed that the position was becoming balanced, Nepomniachtchi made a hasty move, playing 28…Nd4??, which resulted in an attractive exchange sacrifice. Ding then capitalized on his sound technique to clinch the victory.

World Chess Championship Game 3

The third game of the match between Nepomniachtchi and Ding resulted in a draw.

In the third round of the 2023 FIDE World Championship, GM Ian Nepomniachtchi created a buzz by introducing a new first move in his game against GM Ding Liren, thus initiating a novel opening clash with 1.d4. In reply, Ding opted for the Queen’s Gambit Declined, and after a 30-move exchange, the game culminated in a draw by repetition. As of now, Nepomniachtchi is ahead in the match by one point.

World Chess Championship Game 2

In game two, GM Ian Nepomniachtchi delivered a commanding performance to defeat GM Ding Liren.

After securing a victory against Ding, Nepomniachtchi’s live rating now stands at 2799.8. His outstanding performance so far has undoubtedly fueled his determination to claim the world championship title and join the elite group of 15 players who have achieved a 2800-rating mark. Meanwhile, Ding has a reputation for his robust and reliable gameplay, and a day’s break could be what he needs to recalibrate and prepare for a potential comeback in game three. Regardless, the match promises to be an enthralling encounter, and we can look forward to an exciting battle ahead!

World Chess Championship Game 1

The first game of the FIDE World Chess Championship 2023, took place between, Ian Nepomniachtchi, and Ding Liren. The game was played with the classical time control of 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by an additional 60 minutes for the next 20 moves, and then 15 minutes for the rest of the game with a 30-second increment from move 61. The game ended in a draw after 49 moves.


Friday, 4/7/2023Opening ceremony
Saturday, 4/8/2023Media day
Sunday, 4/9/2023Game 1
Monday, 4/10/2023Game 2
Tuesday, 4/11/2023Rest day
Wednesday, 4/12/2023Game 3
Thursday, 4/13/2023Game 4
Friday, 4/14/2023Rest day
Saturday, 4/15/2023Game 5
Sunday, 4/16/2023Game 6
Monday, 4/17/2023Rest day
Tuesday, 4/18/2023Game 7
Wednesday, 4/19/2023Rest day
Thursday, 4/20/2023Game 8
Friday, 4/21/2023Game 9
Saturday, 4/22/2023Rest day
Sunday, 4/23/2023Game 10
Monday, 4/24/2023Game 11
Tuesday, 4/25/2023Rest day
Wednesday, 4/26/2023Game 12
Thursday, 4/27/2023Game 13
Friday, 4/28/2023Rest day
Saturday, 4/29/2023Game 14
Sunday, 4/30/2023Tiebreaks
Monday, 5/1/2023Closing ceremony

The World Chess Championship is a tournament that determines the world chess champion. It is organized by FIDE (the International Chess Federation) and involves a match between the current world champion and a challenger who qualifies through a series of qualifying events. The match usually consists of 12 games, with the winner being the first player to reach 6.5 points (or 7 points in some cases). The World Chess Championship is considered the most prestigious event in the world of chess and has been held regularly since 1886. The current world champion is Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen, who has held the title since 2013.

World Chess Championship 2023 Location

The 2023 World Chess Championship match is currently taking place in Astana, Kazakhstan, from April 9th to April 30th at the St Regis Astana Hotel.

World Chess Championship 2023 Prize Money

A total of 2 million euros will be offered as prize money for the 2023 World Chess Championship, which will be shared between the winner and the runner-up. The winner of the tournament will receive 60% of the prize fund while the runner-up will be awarded 40%.


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