Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Magnus Carlsen | Game 1 – World Chess Championship 2021

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov analyzes Game-1 of the FIDE World Chess Championship Match 2021 between the champion Magnus Carlsen and the challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi.

Nepomniachtchi was playing White in Game-1 and the Ruy Lopez was played. Carlsen deviated from the well-known theoretical lines, but the challenger was well prepared.

In this analysis, GM Igor Smirnov talks about:

— The choice of opening from the players
— Some bad moves from the players like 8.h3
— Reason behind Carlsen’s pawn sacrifice
— Why Nepo played a weird-looking move 14.Kf1
— How these top GMs maintain tension during the game
— Carlsen and his generation of players
— Principle of two weaknesses
— Missed chances

📥 Download the PGN of this game here – https://lichess.org/study/jcOkNfNt

► Chapters

00:00 World Chess Championship 2021 Game-1
00:13 Choice of opening (why Magnus played Ruy Lopez)
01:09 Nepo’s mistake?!
02:32 Carlsen’s pawn sacrifice – why?
04:29 Nepo’s strategic mistake
06:00 Kf1 – weird move has a purpose
09:18 (Secret) Plan of Carlsen & Nepo
11:27 Is Carlsen the best of his generation?
13:23 Carlsen breaks Nepo’s pawn structure
15:23 Principle of two weaknesses
16:50 Carlsen did NOT push for a win
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