Fabiano Caruana talks about Carlsen, Nepomniachtchi and the World Championship

by ChessBase
11/3/2021 – In a recent interview for chess.com Peter Doggers asked Fabiano Caruana about the upcoming World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomniachtchi, about World Championship matches in general, and about Caruana's own match against Carlsen in 2018. In an amazingly open and honest interview Caruana reveals a lot about his match-strategy against Carlsen, his feelings during and after the match, and gives insight into chess on the highest level.

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With startling honesty Caruana even answers very specific questions about preparation, and reveals, for example, that the main variation of his main weapon against 1.e4, the Russian Defence, turned out to be completely lost and was no longer an option.

With regard to the chances Nepomniachtchi has against Carlsen, Caruana points to the very fast play of the challenger, and said that this is unpleasant for every opponent and might also affect Carlsen.

An open and interesting interview that is well-worth watching.

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