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.
In a brief interview after the Candidates Tournament, the World Champion said that Nepo, who ended up winning the tournament, was ‘criminally underrated’
GM Ian Nepomniachtchi entered Round 13 of the 2022 Candidates Tournament leading with a +2 advantage over Ding Liren and Hikaru Nakamura
After drawing with Rapport in Round 13, Nepo, the Russian GM, wins the Candidates Tournament and becomes the challenger again...
The most important game of the tournament ended in a draw, cementing Nepo’s leading position but still giving Fabiano Caruana a distant chance to win the tournament and make FIDE officials happy
After his win on Round 7 of the 2022 Candidates Tournament against Richard Rapport, the Russian GM Ian Nepomniachtchi is the sole leader with the impressive score of 5