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World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen will not defend his championship title against GM Ian Nepomniachtchi

GM Magnus Carlsen will not defend his world championship title against GM Ian Nepomniachtchi next year. Carlsen announced his decision on a podcast on Tuesday. According to current regulations, FIDE Candidates tournament winner Nepomniachtchi will now play the world championship against Candidates runner-up GM Ding Liren. “I’ve spoken to people in my team, I’ve spoken […]