Ian Nepomniachtchi On Magnus Carlsen and The FIDE World Championship

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Ian Nepomniachtchi lets us peer into his mind as he prepares for his upcoming FIDE World Championship match against Magnus Carlsen.

How does Ian hype himself up for a game? What does he think of the format of the FIDE championship? What does he think of chess.com? 😄

The real question....what does Ian do in his free time?

Learn all this and more in Ian Nepomniachtchi's interview with chess.com!

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  • Chess.com
    Chess.com26 ditë më parë

    What questions would YOU have asked?!

  • xiniks


    4 ditë më parë

    What’s the deal with the manbun?

  • Corey Burton

    Corey Burton

    13 ditë më parë

    If chess is your job, what is your hobby?

  • David Sanders

    David Sanders

    16 ditë më parë

    What bar will you go to when you lose?

  • Logan Odinson

    Logan Odinson

    17 ditë më parë

    Bishop or Knight?

  • WhiteRabbit


    17 ditë më parë

    Why do you look so unhealthy?

  • Umer Bin shabir
    Umer Bin shabir2 ditë më parë

    I wish nepo wins😍

  • Qawi
    Qawi3 ditë më parë

    I like this chess wm so far - no drama, nice players, small tweaks on known variations.

  • bwiz
    bwiz3 ditë më parë

    It's safe to say this battle will be high on the spectrum.

  • Hagnuj
    Hagnuj3 ditë më parë

    Chess is dead.

  • jbrassesco
    jbrassesco3 ditë më parë

    Borges one of his favorite writers? Does Nepo even speak some Spanish? It must be really strange to read Borges in English (he wrote some poems in English, though) or in Russian. His writing is so neat that I can hardly imagine having to translate it.

  • Charles Obekpa
    Charles Obekpa4 ditë më parë

    I am rooting for Nepo. Good luck to both contenders.

  • Outer Dimension
    Outer Dimension4 ditë më parë

    OVER 9000!!!! lol

  • Apurv Jadhav
    Apurv Jadhav5 ditë më parë

    I like upsets, I wish Nepo wins. Then Carlson will play in candidates with others and Alireza. Isn't it fun?

  • Matty Artell
    Matty Artell5 ditë më parë

    Lose the music next time. I'd love to listen to Nepo's answers, unfortunately the decision to include cringe, loud piano music in the background renders the video totally unwatchable.

  • Darko Mikulić
    Darko Mikulić5 ditĂ« mĂ« parĂ«

    Cheering for Nepo,magnus is a good player but hes a annoying prick,time for some change

  • Captain Charisma
    Captain Charisma6 ditë më parë

    He already lost it seems

  • G.J. Akuo
    G.J. Akuo6 ditë më parë

    They really pressured the good man to answer some crazy questions. Who would win in a chess boxing match ? Really ? Lol. I love his reply tho. Such a humble and respectful reply.

  • Stanley Williams
    Stanley Williams7 ditë më parë

    No I want Carson to win until I get my turn at him been practicing my entire life but I keep forgetting what I'm playing forđŸ€”đŸ˜†đŸ˜†well good luck to them both!!

  • Chris Wilson
    Chris Wilson7 ditë më parë

    I think Magnus is gonna really try to drag Nepo into deep and unfamiliar waters. I think Nepo is gonna come out swinging for his life. I think Magnus will win, he's probably the best of all time. There's been some real great chess players but Magnus is in a league of his own. I know people are gonna scream Fischer or Gary but Magnus is the greatest. His consistency during a time when the chess field is the most deep and skilled it's ever been is astounding. It's like winning the world series of poker in the 70s or 80s. Way less players who were all much less good at the game. Much easier to get big edges. I know the analogy isn't perfect because there's luck in poker but it's similar. You can't just go by which chess player was the furthest ahead of the field, you have to also look at the field itself. Being ahead of the field today is much more difficult than it was back then.

  • shashank srivastava

    shashank srivastava

    4 ditë më parë

    Magnus has alpha zero and stockfish. And supercomputer of Norway government. Never forget these facts before calling anyone GOAT

  • Sebastian Gonzalez Gonzalez
    Sebastian Gonzalez Gonzalez10 ditë më parë

    I think Magnus will win although there will always be surprises. Nepo on the other hand has to take the best for being the underdog

  • Maximilian W
    Maximilian W10 ditë më parë

    I am cheering for Ian!

  • Austin Moulton
    Austin Moulton10 ditë më parë

    Alireza will be the one to take out Carlsen. Calling it now

  • not a profi
    not a profi11 ditë më parë

    That smile at the end. It looks like Nepo is going fro the win ;)

  • yaroniko212
    yaroniko21211 ditë më parë

    The way that nepo talks and also his body language in the beginning of the interview, sounds exactly like magnus. Please look at the beginning of the interview. It sounds like magnus is talking! Obviously he spends so much time to study him so he start to behave and talk the same way

  • problematic
    problematic12 ditë më parë

    wow, nepo looks like he lost weight, this isn't good because when he was a healthy weight he was rated 2700, then when he became big chungus he destroyed the candidates tournament and reached 2800, now that he has lost the weight he will lose the rating points and lose the match, he needs to bulk up before the WC fast

  • Agent Smith

    Agent Smith

    6 ditë më parë


  • problematic
    problematic12 ditë më parë

    magnus will do the bongcloud on the first game

  • pk11
    pk1112 ditë më parë

    It is always a good habit to actually give the question being displayed more than 0.5 second. Ask me why.

  • Balleklorin
    Balleklorin12 ditë më parë

    You are a great guy Nepo and I wish you all the best. Greetings another Magnus from Norway.

  • Arjun P.
    Arjun P.12 ditë më parë

    Nepo may not beat Carlsen. Firouzja or Esipenko in an year or two will dethrone Carlsen.

  • Raghuveer Dubagunta
    Raghuveer Dubagunta13 ditë më parë

    Nepo is a phenomenal player, but we don't want a world champion with man-bun

  • Giovani Muniz
    Giovani Muniz13 ditë më parë


  • Felix Hansson
    Felix Hansson14 ditë më parë

    I smell an upset

  • Johnson Rowst
    Johnson Rowst15 ditë më parë

    Can dopine effect "top" chess player that can make play much better than regular??

  • Pepijn Streng

    Pepijn Streng

    5 ditë më parë

    Maybe... one of the aspects of playing chess is being able to concentrate for 4 hours, and a good physical condition will help, but maybe there are drugs that help with that too

  • abdul rashid
    abdul rashid15 ditë më parë

    Respect to Nepo...Respect to Carlsen. May the best player win! 🏆

  • Peter Hardie
    Peter Hardie15 ditë më parë

    Can't wait, could be a classic like Karpov vs Kasparov or Fischer vs Spassky.

  • Omega IL

    Omega IL

    13 ditë më parë

    @Peter Hardie thx

  • Peter Hardie

    Peter Hardie

    13 ditë më parë

    @Omega IL 26th november

  • Omega IL

    Omega IL

    13 ditë më parë

    Can you please tell me when are they gonna play?

  • Hassan
    Hassan16 ditë më parë

    Just cause of that stupid bun in his hair I hope he loses

  • Aditya Yogaswara
    Aditya Yogaswara16 ditë më parë

    No mosquito, gonna be a tough match.

  • Noob Noonan
    Noob Noonan16 ditë më parë

    The reader wouldn't of guessed that Chekhov come on its probably Dan brown :) Everyone's Tolstoy, Dostoevsky but they got the new jack reacher going. I would've asked will you play one game wearing a kimono

  • Zsolt Kadar
    Zsolt Kadar17 ditë më parë

    Awesome guy!l hope he will take the crown!! Best of luck for both of them !

  • Zhargal Solovyev
    Zhargal Solovyev17 ditë më parë

    Ian, good luck! Wish you all the best ;)

  • Mads Kristiansen
    Mads Kristiansen17 ditë më parë

    Who is NepoÂŽ secondants?

  • synesthete23
    synesthete2318 ditë më parë

    Nepo the Jedi will show up at the match

  • Nupur Sancheti
    Nupur Sancheti18 ditë më parë

    What if i tell that Anand is nepos second / training helper

  • Supernova
    Supernova18 ditë më parë

    I wonder if Nepo's ability to memorize endless opening lines is on par with Magnus because I feel that Magnus could defeat him alone in opening preparation. I wish I could like Nepo but he has proven more than once that he's a prick and not someone that I would ever cheer for. Regardless, best of luck and may the best player win!

  • seven
    seven18 ditë më parë

    So excited for you Nepo!! 🙌🙌

  • Supernova


    18 ditë më parë


  • HeuristicalWorker
    HeuristicalWorker18 ditë më parë

    I respect Nepo, but he looks so tired. Who would not be, to prepare for such a mighty foe. In no way is this suggested as disparagement, but objective observation.

  • Jose Luis Gonzalez

    Jose Luis Gonzalez

    7 ditë më parë

    Meanwhile Carlsen listening to Eminem and chilling with 5 friends while playing bullet on stream.

  • Lizhi Guo
    Lizhi Guo19 ditë më parë

    Good luck Nepo! It's not easy ofc.

  • Aman Kumar
    Aman Kumar19 ditë më parë

    magnus for the win

  • AT Antonio
    AT Antonio19 ditë më parë

    can someone identify the photo behind?

  • Maurice Carvalho
    Maurice Carvalho19 ditë më parë

    These guys may have only one now shot at the WCC, before Magnus vs Alireza (WCC) becomes a biennial event

  • Sizo Xaba
    Sizo Xaba19 ditë më parë

    Knowledge vs Talent

  • iam Able
    iam Able20 ditë më parë

    Nepo to take out carlsen....1 c4

    KITABEL20 ditë më parë

    Il a perdu du poids , c'est déjà pas mal...pour le reste, je ne sais pas s'il pourra tenir le coup mentalement.

  • John Cruz
    John Cruz21 ditë më parë

    Magnoose will use Wesley So's Mosquito Variation on Nepo 😊😅

  • ariel zabate cuizon
    ariel zabate cuizon21 ditë më parë

    I know preparation is a must in any tournament, but CHESS is not done overnight. In short, I believe Magnus is still the favorite here, like 6 to 1.

  • David White

    David White

    13 ditë më parë

    Carlsen is a 3.5 to 1 favorite, so you should lay a bet down on Magnus.

  • Bunny Bear

    Bunny Bear

    21 ditë më parë

    ? Ian has been playing chess for as long as Magnus and at the same level

  • Dunc Eduardo
    Dunc Eduardo22 ditë më parë

    Ian's usual issue is playing too quickly and not using more time to carefully consider best move or strategy. If he uses more of his allocation of time he could have a chance especially as psychologically he has a good score against Magnus. Magnus issue is that he can be fragile if opponent shows excellent form and if Ian wins a game then we will see if Magnus temperament holds.

  • Grandmaster Alessio

    Grandmaster Alessio

    18 ditë më parë

    His good score against Magnus is misleading. It suggests that Ian has beating Magnus more than he's been losing then him. Which everyone would immediately say "Yes, exactly." to. Until you begin to realize that most of Ian's victories over Magnus were in their respective youth careers. When Ian was still higher rated than Magnus. And when Ian was still significantly stronger than Magnus. Magnus' first victory against Ian was in 2015. And I think since then, Magnus has been winning more than losing. All in all though. Statistics don't matter for the world championship. If you qualify for the Championship, you probably have what it takes to make the Championship interesting. Some more than others. This Championship should be a very interesting one indeed.

  • Edwin VanCleef
    Edwin VanCleef23 ditë më parë

    Nepo will win

  • Jade Zee
    Jade Zee23 ditë më parë

    chess is a MENTAL....game ..its all about ones ego...and ones ability to withstand defeat..there is a reason the vast majority of players who lose a WC match..are never able to reach that height again..and why world champions when they lose...never regain their title....they simply can no longer push their mind to want to put themselves through it again..they are calm with defeat because the pressure has been taken away.....how these guys deal with the pressure is the ONLY factor that will affect their play

  • Faultier 321

    Faultier 321

    20 ditë më parë

    "I dont believe in psychology, I believe in good moves" - Bobby Fischer

  • Jade Zee
    Jade Zee23 ditë më parë

    dont be so sure magnus will win.....we are conditioned to believe he will..but he is over rated in chess history...and has not won a convincing WC match in at least the last 2.....i no longer care who wins....after Fischer i was done with caring about chess...and who wins......

  • Rainer Wahnsinn
    Rainer Wahnsinn23 ditë më parë

    Will be a tough fight for Magnus, because Nepo donÂŽt prepares for just for draw. And everybody thinks only: MC will win for sure and easy, but Nepo will use the win-possibilities instead of Caruana and even Karjakin ,thats the difference, and can magnus then win on command? IÂŽm not sure. Nepo is his weak point(in chess)

  • Rainer Wahnsinn

    Rainer Wahnsinn

    16 ditë më parë

    @HarbingerOfTruth1 Everybody is then fucked against MC

  • Supernova


    16 ditë më parë

    @HarbingerOfTruth1 . You got that right!

  • HarbingerOfTruth1


    16 ditë më parë

    If Nepo can't finish it in classical chess he is fucked

  • Supernova


    18 ditë më parë

    Magnus has been playing bullet and blitz on lichess this week. He DGAF about Nepo!

  • Oskar Plate
    Oskar Plate23 ditë më parë

    One can tell that Nepo is living in the chess world right now and is super focused

  • Nii Nuetey
    Nii Nuetey23 ditë më parë

    please....background track?

  • One Love
    One Love23 ditë më parë

    You only have to look at the comments here to understand why chess is not a major sport and never will be.

  • nut master
    nut master23 ditë më parë

    hoping for some good games, been hyped for this for almost a year now!

  • Chris Zablocki
    Chris Zablocki24 ditë më parë

    You should have asked him what opening he's preparing so he could lie or tell you "no".

  • sabbas eleftheriadis
    sabbas eleftheriadis24 ditë më parë

    As much as I root for Carlsen, I like a lot Ian and his game. He's one of the few normal chess superGMs. He can crush anyone in chess and then he could just play his favorite PC game, in his favorite racing chair all night long with some booze while twitching it. So likeable.

  • Hagnuj


    3 ditë më parë

    You know him😂😂😂😂😂

  • lehapankoff


    10 ditë më parë

    @Supernova like when?

  • problematic


    12 ditë më parë

    He's not "normal" lol, he's cantankorous.

  • Supernova


    18 ditë më parë

    Nepo has proven more than once to be a prick. Look up his interviews and see for yourself.

  • Bunny Bear

    Bunny Bear

    21 ditë më parë

    @Dhritiman Nandi bruh Magnus is chaos energy

  • Mehdi Mehdikhani
    Mehdi Mehdikhani24 ditë më parë

    probably he will give some much more info after the wc match.

  • Optimus997 Fan Club
    Optimus997 Fan Club24 ditë më parë

    Nepo has been refining his game over the past few years. He just keeps getting better. That's the kind of player who has a real shot at pulling off the upset. He proved in the Candidates he deserves this opportunity.

  • Zr


    3 ditë më parë

    Not really. He was gifted 2 wins by a sick wang hao, that sealed the deal.

  • thomas
    thomas24 ditë më parë

    i think he came across very nervous in this interview

  • talstory
    talstory24 ditë më parë

    Not necessary to jazz this up with music. Very distracting

  • Zashi
    Zashi24 ditë më parë

    Oh god... I hate this type of interview... Somebody should have read the questions!

  • Nevermind


    23 ditë më parë

    There were questions? I only listened to this clip and thought he was rambling.

  • pakchu2
    pakchu224 ditë më parë

    Don't know if it's a language issue, but Nepo seems super boring

  • Kakoli Bandyopadhyay
    Kakoli Bandyopadhyay24 ditë më parë

    Nepo's lost a ton of weight, some world championship preparation

  • Gabriel S

    Gabriel S

    20 ditë më parë

    he did in fact lose a lot of weight but I think a tonne is an exaggeration!

  • SuperRma777
    SuperRma77724 ditë më parë

    Nepo entering this match with nothing to lose and everything to gain unlike Magnus who’s been on top for so long 
.. I would think Magnus is under a ton of pressure right now he has not led in a championship match since 2014 but he’s more experienced and he knows what it takes to keep his title 
. It won’t be easy

  • Shubhra Gupta

    Shubhra Gupta

    18 ditë më parë

    ​@Supernova Probably just to steam off the pressure and chill when he's not in a grilling training session. Magnus is not stupid to underestimate his opponent. These matches are supposed to be the toughest not only chess wise but also physically and mentally and the match is not won until its won​. And taking the match seriously is not a sign of weakness lmao its a sign of sincerity and the motivation to come on top and I hope Mags is doing it.

  • Supernova


    18 ditë më parë

    @Shubhra Gupta . Yet, Magnus is playing 100+ game bullet matches on lichess only a couple of weeks ahead of the WCC event. lmao!

  • Shubhra Gupta

    Shubhra Gupta

    18 ditë më parë

    @Supernova thats just an illusion, he's definitely taking the match with nepo very seriously, Nepo has proven he deserves the shot at WCC and is a worthy opponent for Magnus

  • Supernova


    18 ditë më parë

    Magnus has been playing bullet and blitz on lichess this week. He DGAF about Nepo!

  • Suyash Agrawal

    Suyash Agrawal

    21 ditë më parë

    True That...Magnus Is definitely The favourite But that Said It won't Be easy at all

  • Old Uncle Bob
    Old Uncle Bob24 ditë më parë

    Lamb to slaughter.

  • Aidan McDonald
    Aidan McDonald24 ditë më parë

    He doesn't seem super confident, but probably a bit shy. He's a genius player. If he manages to get a win in the first few games we could have a truly incredible match I think

  • Imran Harith

    Imran Harith

    6 ditë më parë

    That shyness put him on top 4?

  • Supernova


    18 ditë më parë

    He'll implode like he usually does.

  • Aidan McDonald
    Aidan McDonald24 ditë më parë

    the dragonball z reference. my man XD

    GRUDGES GALORE25 ditë më parë

    all these so called grand masters using engines AND other grand masters and teams to analyze games , WHAT A FN JOKE! anyone heard the name robert james fischer? now there was a real world chess champion ! he didn't need help from anyone or any team or any chess engine!! HE DID IT BY HIMSELF!! not like these players of today!! LOL

  • Surfer P

    Surfer P

    16 ditë më parë

    This ridiculous argument, in this way u should not build knowledge by reading Books, since someone else did research

  • Lola Ice

    Lola Ice

    24 ditë më parë

    @GRUDGES GALORE this from Wikipedia....however I was in NYC during the match and still remember much about it Fischer was scheduled to play a match against Spassky for the World Chess Championship 1972. However, Fischer had a falling out with Larry Evans, who had been Fischer's second in his successful matches against Bent Larsen and Tigran Petrosian. At the last minute, Fischer called upon Lombardy to help him with the match. Although Lombardy was still a priest, he was allowed to take time off from the priesthood to go to Reykjavík, Iceland, to serve as the official second[77][72][78] to Fischer.[79] Lombardy may have kept Fischer from forfeiting the match.[80] From Lubomir Kavalek (Reston, VA, USA): ‘I wrote about my role during the 1972 world championship match in an article on pages 60-68 of the 6/2012 New in Chess. It includes transcripts of two interviews with Fischer. In brief, I took over the second’s duties during the adjournment of the 13th game after Fischer sent Lombardy away. I was analysing with Fischer alone until the end of the match. We also spent time walking together, swimming and bowling. To my knowledge, there were only three other people (Bill Lombardy, Fred Cramer and Brad Darrach) who had daily contact with Fischer away from the playing hall. I was also busy reporting for the Voice of America. I know that there was a list of the invitees to the closing ceremony; since Lombardy was the official second, I was listed as “Bobby Fischer’s coach - bowling”, although I bowled only three times in my life. However, it enabled my wife and me to sit at the same table with Bobby and Boris Spassky.’ We add a brief excerpt from Lubomir Kavalek’s above-mentioned article in New in Chess (page 66): ‘It was during this game [the 13th] that I started working with Bobby on the adjournment games after he sent his official second, Bill Lombardy, away from his suite. Bobby and Bill were a great pair, but during that night they turned into two strong personalities with two different opinions. The tension was resolved by Lombardy’s sneeze. “I don’t want to get your cold, Bill”, Bobby said and added he wanted to work with me. Bill left quietly. From that moment on, I analysed just with Bobby till the end of the match.’ (8135)



    24 ditë më parë


  • Cat's Tongue

    Cat's Tongue

    24 ditë më parë

    Nah, if you think like that, Capablanca is the greatest. Just imagine, Marshall prepare one particular opening for YEARS, to beat Capa, and in the end Capa win with just ONE match.

  • Lola Ice

    Lola Ice

    25 ditë më parë

    Fischer did not work alone in the 1972 match with Spassky. For the first seventeen games he had William Lombardy as his second and Lubomir Kavalek as his second for the rest of the match.

  • Mohan 216
    Mohan 21625 ditë më parë

    What do you do in your free time? What is free time? - Nepo 2021

  • Dave Ray
    Dave Ray25 ditë më parë

    We can all win by going vegan.

  • otherwords 1
    otherwords 125 ditë më parë

    Huh, Nepo has good taste in books. Chekhov, Borges. As a fiction aficionado he earned some points with me.

  • Agust


    14 ditë më parë

    Those are two of the best ever.

  • One Love

    One Love

    23 ditë më parë


  • sdgagd fsafasdf
    sdgagd fsafasdf25 ditë më parë

    Nepo is the only one who has chances vs Magnus,, i think just recently maybe in last 2 years or something like that Magnus won the game vs Nepo for the first time

  • Karl Johan Haarberg

    Karl Johan Haarberg

    17 ditë më parë

    @TheNewGuySo you find it relevant that most of those games were at age 12 or earlier?

  • TheNewGuy


    18 ditë më parë

    @Rokanza it's the truth. Nepo leads their head-to-head in classical with 4-1, Magnus had his only win in 2019

  • Rokanza


    25 ditë më parë


  • guwop guwopper
    guwop guwopper25 ditë më parë


  • lm s
    lm s25 ditë më parë

    Nepo + Russia + FIDE + doping = Former World Champion Magnus Carlsen.

    P. SHARMA25 ditë më parë

    im hyped for the wc matches

  • Houssem Elfhaiel
    Houssem Elfhaiel25 ditë më parë

    It's gonna be tough 😁

  • Vaso Bakocevic
    Vaso Bakocevic25 ditë më parë

    This is the year Magnus losses it 💯

  • olga


    13 ditë më parë

    @Krish K what are the reasons to back it up? just curious

  • Krish K

    Krish K

    24 ditë më parë

    @Vaso Bakocevic do you know when did those games happen? It’s been like 20 years. Those are not recent games.

  • Vaso Bakocevic

    Vaso Bakocevic

    24 ditë më parë

    @Paul Osah no, i'm staking only crypto

  • Vaso Bakocevic

    Vaso Bakocevic

    24 ditë më parë

    @Krish K nepo has 4 wins 8 draws and 1 loss against magnus in classical đŸ€ŠđŸ»â€â™‚ïž

  • Paul Osah

    Paul Osah

    24 ditë më parë

    are you ready to stake your money on that?

  • J-Kay
    J-Kay25 ditë më parë

    Its very disrespectful to publish this video without a good video filter or colour grading. Nowadays, THATS the standard.

  • Karthik C Murugan

    Karthik C Murugan

    24 ditë më parë

    @æ‚ŸçŸłćŽŸ I think they're just trying to make a joke.

  • æ‚ŸçŸłćŽŸ


    25 ditë më parë

    Disrespectful towards...? Also, are you from film industry by any chance, and got a professional deformation regarding recorded footage?

  • Dimensional Blade
    Dimensional Blade25 ditë më parë

    Everyone's on Magnus side and I know he is greatest ever seen but that doesn't mean he is unbreakable. I doubt Ian has chance thinking rationally but I want a Miracle to happen and I wish Nepo does it.

  • gio aspe

    gio aspe

    16 ditë më parë

    3 to 1 something for the bookmakers.. So i wouldn't bet my life on Magnus

  • Abdullah M

    Abdullah M

    16 ditë më parë

    Of course he has a chance, no need for miracle

  • Kroft


    25 ditë më parë

    @Calixto Pablo +

  • Calixto Pablo

    Calixto Pablo

    25 ditë më parë

    I am supporting Nepo

  • John
    John25 ditë më parë


  • Pewpants
    Pewpants25 ditë më parë

    Magnus will win. But I love Nepo. He knows he's one of very, very few people in the world that can go toe to toe with the greatest chess player of all time.

  • boo-urns


    10 orë më parë

    @Pewpants there’s arguments for a lot of players. Magnus, Fischer, Kasparov, and Morphy are on my list of GOATs. You can make an argument for any of them, just depends on what metrics you’re going off of.

  • fair true

    fair true

    5 ditë më parë

    @Andrew Field no one else has won as convincingly as he has

  • Tony Miller

    Tony Miller

    5 ditë më parë

    You mean with Paul Morphy?

  • edith


    6 ditë më parë

    @Andrew Field u can't compare him as they haven't played eachother But let me tell you at age of 17,18 he was defeating players like vishy and kramnik it does blow ur mind when a kid whose sitting in front of worldchampions and dominanting

  • Chocolate Milk

    Chocolate Milk

    9 ditë më parë

    @Andrew Field Have you heard of rating deflation?

  • Yashwanth Katlagunta
    Yashwanth Katlagunta25 ditë më parë

    Over 9000 : so Nepo does watch Dragon Ball

  • Omega IL

    Omega IL

    13 ditë më parë

    Actually DB never took off in Russia. He's probably more of a meme scientist himself, than a DB fan.

  • No One

    No One

    24 ditë më parë

    Anyone who was born in the 90's watch DB



    25 ditë më parë

    when did he say that?

  • Dimensional Blade

    Dimensional Blade

    25 ditë më parë

    I think he got it from TI8 when OG's coach said the line.

  • Arm Chair
    Arm Chair25 ditë më parë

    For god's sake, keep that music soft

  • David Durbin
    David Durbin25 ditë më parë

    I love Borges also.

  • David Copson

    David Copson

    25 ditë më parë

    @David Durbin You're not dense. I have a quirky sense of humour.

  • David Durbin

    David Durbin

    25 ditë më parë

    @David Copson lol. Sorry that I was so dense before

  • David Copson

    David Copson

    25 ditë më parë

    @David Durbin Do you have imagination and a sense of humour? I'm not trying to lead you to a Labyrinth.

  • David Durbin

    David Durbin

    25 ditë më parë

    @David Copson not sure what you mean

  • David Copson

    David Copson

    25 ditë më parë

    What grade is he?

    DHRUV YADAV25 ditë më parë

    ian will win because magnus is becoming lazy and he is on a decline

  • neo matrix

    neo matrix

    22 ditë më parë

    @ChillOnce his rating goes down because he still gets the same draws against players he used to, and they all have dropped a ton of rating

  • ChillOnce


    23 ditë më parë

    Becoming lazy, I would slightly agree with that because Magnus lacks motivation as he's winning more than half of tournaments every year. On a decline, I would slightly agree with that also as he got some minus in ratings but his form when he's in decline is still at the top and rocking that 2850 rating. Being alone in 2800+ right now. Magnus standards is so high that even when he's on a decline no one is still near him in the ratings



    25 ditë më parë

    @Rokanza 😂

  • Rokanza


    25 ditë më parë




    25 ditë më parë

    @Rocky John Verzosa 😂

  • Priya Sardesai
    Priya Sardesai25 ditë më parë

    Want to see other player's thoughts on the world chess championship 2021

  • ChillOnce


    23 ditë më parë

    Search the interview from Caruana very interesting

  • Saroj Rawat

    Saroj Rawat

    24 ditë më parë

    Everyone except Anish predicted a win for Magnus

  • Link 64

    Link 64

    25 ditë më parë

    They ask that on almost every interview on the grand swiss



    25 ditë më parë

    they already did

  • Julian Hodgson

    Julian Hodgson

    25 ditë më parë

    Ok take two:)) in a nutshell Ian is the underdog but he can win for the simple reason I think he can out calculate Magnus if the positions get very messy and super complicated- but doing that for a whole match will obviously be very difficult

  • Rama Chandra
    Rama Chandra25 ditë më parë

    Great confidence from Nepo . "What is your best game against Carlsen ?" "It is in the future"

  • Jesse Wu

    Jesse Wu

    14 ditë më parë

    Insert Thug Life sunglasses meme

  • ThePot


    15 ditë më parë

    @BlackPaw 50% chance ) He surely knows it

  • BlackPaw


    15 ditë më parë

    @ThePot Do you believe that Nepo was trying to make that reference?

  • Aakarshit Srivastava

    Aakarshit Srivastava

    18 ditë më parë

    Carlsen is the GOAT in Chess I just hope that Nepo gives him a good fight at the least

  • ThePot


    24 ditë më parë

    @DHRUV YADAV Connection to the movie is ironic. In The movie Sharikov (a dog turned into a man) asks in the circus : “What’s the biggest event of my life?”. (Fake) Fortuneteller responds : It’s in the future. Sharikov was strangled and turned back to the dog at the end.

  • Giorgos_mark
    Giorgos_mark25 ditë më parë

    I love that double chin

  • Joseph Wang
    Joseph Wang25 ditë më parë

    Nepo "What is free time?" lol he had me too

  • Shashank tripathi
    Shashank tripathi25 ditë më parë

    nepo gonna lose so Badly...i cannot wait to see his ego and arrogance crushed to the ground...he needs to see a psychiatrist if he thinks he could beat the greatest of all time...all the best Magnus Carlsen 👍👍

  • Karl Johan Haarberg

    Karl Johan Haarberg

    17 ditë më parë

    @Jonathan van den Berg Overall, Magnus has a plus score, so your point is? Beating someone at the age of 12 does not count when comparing grownups' current playing strength.

  • Karl Johan Haarberg

    Karl Johan Haarberg

    17 ditë më parë

    @Jonathan van den Berg If we disregard the games from when they were young, they have played few classic chess games. Magnus has crushed Ian in blitz and rapid. But you prefer comparing apples and giraffes. Get well soon.

  • Paul Osah

    Paul Osah

    24 ditë më parë

    @Jonathan van den Berg lol the last time Nepo won Carlsen was in 2017. Carlsen defeated him in Zagreb 2019. Even Nepo knows that the head to head from when they were children doesn't count.

  • Jonathan van den Berg

    Jonathan van den Berg

    24 ditë më parë

    @Paul Osah yup, until now. the whole scope. Nepo isn't intimidated by him because he's beaten him so much. But he definately is nevus now, not by Magnus, but by the fact he's in the freaking world championship match. you can see it on his face. he looks like death warmed up.

  • Paul Osah

    Paul Osah

    24 ditë më parë

    @Jonathan van den Berg you mean from when they were kids?

  • Ralf Franz
    Ralf Franz25 ditë më parë

    Na, dann hoffen wir auf gute Neuigkeiten im Schach

  • Arsad Che
    Arsad Che25 ditë më parë


  • Kebich Lact
    Kebich Lact25 ditë më parë

    Im scared for Nepos mood overall for the match, i want to see a fire in him to kill magnus over the board. If his head is not in the right place the match is over before it starts. I hope Nepo has an amazing match later this month!😁

  • Vidya Kowshik
    Vidya Kowshik25 ditë më parë


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