Candidates 2021 J. Gustafsson | P.H. Nielsen | L. Fressinet

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Magnus Carlsen's team of trainers, Grandmasters Peter Heine Nielsen, Laurent Fressinet and Jan Gustafsson, take an in-depth look at each of the eight players competing to become Carlsen's challenger in the 2021 World Championship match.


To re-introduce everyone to the field of the 2021 FIDE Candidates Tournament, resuming one year later in Yekaterinburg! Our experts examine how things went in the first half for each player, take a look at one of their games, and ask what we can expect now. Will MVL or Nepo hold on to their lead? Can Caruana, Giri or Grischuk catch up? Who would be Magnus' most dangerous opponent? Find out the answers to all these questions...

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Grandmasters Peter Heine Nielsen, Laurent Fressinet and Jan Gustafsson preview the second half of the 2020-2021 Candidates Tournament.


  • Intro

    01:33 min
  • Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

    34:50 min
  • Ian Nepomniachtchi

    26:57 min
  • Fabiano Caruana

    20:07 min
  • Anish Giri

    25:08 min
  • Wang Hao

    19:50 min
  • Alexander Grischuk

    15:46 min
  • Ding Liren

    18:28 min
  • Kirill Alekseenko

    15:53 min
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