My notes on Nepo-Ding

by Efstratios Grivas
4/17/2023 – Today is a free day at the Astana World Championship. Nothing to see, no move coming over in real time. But: we have a special treat for you! Grandmaster Efstratios Grivas, trainer and FIDE international organizer, has sent us some deeply annotated games, actually the last three decisive encounters. Go through them on our replay app, learn and enjoy.

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In the following games you can click (or tap) on any move or any diagram to get a special replayer, where you can start an engine and explore the moves even further – like getting answers to all residual "What if?" and "Why not?" questions you might have.

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Game four


Game five


Game six



Efstratios (30.03.1966) is a highly experienced chess trainer and chess author. He has been awarded by the International Chess Federation (FIDE) the titles of International Chess Grandmaster, FIDE Senior Trainer, International Chess Arbiter and International Chess Organiser.