Preview on the Candidates: Daniel King on Ian Nepomniachtchi

by Arne Kaehler
3/5/2020 – In less than two weeks the Candidates Tournament 2020 will begin in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Eight of the world's best players fight for the right to challenge Magnus Carlsen in December and in his Candidates Preview on YouTube Daniel King takes a close look at all eight candidates. In his most recent episode he wonders how Russian Grandmaster Ian Nepomniachtchi, who is unpredictable but knows how to put pressure on his opponents, might fare in Yekaterinburg. | Photo: Niki Riga / World Chess

Power Play 20: Test Your Attacking Chess Power Play 20: Test Your Attacking Chess

Grandmaster Daniel King presents ten exemplary attacking performances. At key moments he stops and asks you to play a move. King then gives feedback on the most plausible continuations. It’s the next best thing to having your own personal trainer!


The most unpredictable Player? 

Daniel King’s latest instalment of his "Candidates Preview" on YouTube presents us with well-researched insights about the "adventurous spirit" of Ian Nepomniachtchi, currently number 5 in the chess world. King points out that Nepomniachtchi recently had a number of strong tournament results, although many of his games either end in a loss or a win, rather than a draw. This makes Nepomniachtchi an unpredictable player, who could stir up the Candidates Tournament, especially if it boiled down to a tie-break in which Nepomniachtchi, who is one of the best blitz and rapid players on the planet, might shine.

Ian Nepomniachtchi


Arne Kaehler, a creative mind who is passionate about board games in general, was born in Hamburg and learned to play chess at a young age. By teaching chess to youth teams and creating chess-related videos on YouTube, Arne was able to expand this passion and has even created an online course for anyone who wants to learn how to play chess. Arne writes for the English and German news sites, but focuses mainly on content for the ChessBase media channels.


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