Kramnik analyses the World Championship match between Nepomniachtchi and Ding Liren

by Sagar Shah
5/10/2023 – After Sagar Shah, founder and driving force behind Chessbase India, spoke to former World Champion Vishy Anand about the dramatic World Championship match between Ian Nepomniachtchi and Ding Liren, Sagar also interviewed former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik on the same subject. As a supporter of "Team Nepo" Kramnik was directly involved in the World Championship match. In the interview, Kramnik talked about his work with Nepomniachtchi, the critical moments of the match, opening preparation, nervousness in World Championship matches and much more.

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0:00 - Introduction
0:46 - Hello and welcome!
1:33 - Kramnik in Team Nepomniachtchi
2:23 - Kramnik's predictions on the match and Ding's style
4:52 - Why were there so many decisive games?
6:22 - What went wrong with Nepomniachtchi?
10:16 - What was 4. h3? | Ding vs Nepo game 2
12:12 - Nepo's brilliant h4-h5 and Re2 | Nepo vs Ding game 5
14:46 - Kramnik on Ding Liren's second, Richard Rapport
16:35 - French Defense in a WC Match | Nepo vs Ding game 7
18:56 - Ding's cannonball preparation | Ding vs Nepo game 8
19:50 - Impressive opening prep | Ding vs Nepo game 10
21:38 - The colle system on the board | Ding vs Nepo game 12
26:45 - The final classical encounter | Ding vs Nepo game 14
28:45 - The tiebreaks were amazing!
29:29 - Ding's courageous ...Rg6 | Nepo vs Ding, tiebreaks game 4
32:13 - Ding Liren in the press conferences
34:42 - Ian's tweet after the match
38:25 - Thoughts on the Magnus Carlsen situation
41:33 - The differences between Magnus' WC matches and the WC 2023
46:32 - What causes nervousness in a WC Match?
50:46 - Kramnik on the tradition of World Championship matches
58:27 - Indian Youngsters moving up the ranks
1:04:23 - Kramnik's latest project - a mobile app called "Chess Legends"!
1:09:49 - Future events coming up for Kramnik
1:11:01 - Thank you and Goodbye!

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