Ian Nepomniachtchi

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Ian Nepomniachtchi
Ian Nepomniachtchi Tal Memorial 2018.jpg
Full nameIan Nepomniachtchi
Country Russia
Born (1990-07-14) July 14, 1990 (age 31)
Bryansk, Russian SFSR
TitleGrandmaster
FIDE rating2703
(#42 on the January 2013 FIDE ratings list)
Peak rating2735 (January 2012)

Ian Nepomniachtchi [1] (born 14 July 1990) is a Russian chess grandmaster and former Russian chess champion.

He won the European Youth Chess Championship three times, in 2000 in the U10 class and in 2001 and 2002 in the U12 class. In 2002 he also won the World Youth Chess Championship in the U12 class. By winning the Aeroflot Open in Moscow in February 2008, he qualified for the 2008 Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting. In 2010, in Rijeka, he won the European Individual Chess Championship with 9/11.[2] In the same year, in Moscow, he won the Russian Chess Championship; he defeated Sergey Karjakin in a playoff. [3] In 2019, Nepomniachtchi played in the FIDE Grand Prix. He finished second in this tournament. Nepomniachtchi's second place finish qualified him to play in the Candidates Tournament 2020–21. [4] On 26 April 2021 Nepomniachtchi won the Candidates tournament. Winning the Candidates tournamet qualifies Neopmniachtchi to play in the World Chess Championship 2021 match against the current World Chess Champion, Magnus Carlsen.[5] The World Chess Championship match is currently being played in Dubai. The match began on 24 November, and will end on 16 December 2021.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Russian: Ян Непомнящий
  2. "Ian Nepomniachtchi is European Chess Champion". Chessdom. Archived from the original on 23 March 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
  3. "First Russian title for Nepomniachtchi". chessvibes.com. Archived from the original on 24 December 2010. Retrieved 23 December 2010.
  4. "Nepomniachtchi Wins Jerusalem Grand Prix, Qualifies For Candidates". Chess.com. Retrieved 2021-04-27.
  5. "Nepomniachtchi Wins FIDE Candidates Tournament". Chess.com. Retrieved 2021-04-27.
  6. "Expo 2020 Dubai to host FIDE World Chess Championship". FIDE. Retrieved 2021-04-27.