Ian Nepomniachtchi is a Russian Grandmaster, currently #4 in the world according to FIDE’s rating list. After winning the 2021 Candidates Tournament, he will be the challenger in the World Chess Championship Match against the incumbent champion Magnus Carlsen.
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Bruce Pandolfini is the world’s most experienced chess coach and incidentally the man who came up with the title for ‘The Queen’s Gambit’, the book that was repurposed into the eponymous Netflix Series
Nepomniachtchi qualified for the World Chess Championship match against Carlsen with a draw in Round 13