2023 FIDE World Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan

2023 World Chess Championship
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2023 FIDE  World Champion

The FIDE World Chess Championship Match is ongoing in Astana, Kazakhstan. At the time of this newsletter’s publishing, Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia) and Ding Liren (China) are tied after 14 games of classical chess.  They now begin “tiebreaker games” that will decide the winner and become the new World Chess Champion (Magnus Carlsen declined to defend his title).

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