On the eve of the 2021 World Championship match, former FIDE World Champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov examines past encounters between the two protagonists and dissects the clash of personalities and chess styles that he expects to witness on display in Dubai.
Apart from his undisputed playing and analytical skills, Rustam brings along his considerable experience as an analyst in World Championship matches for Vishy Anand (2008-2012) and Fabiano Caruana (2018).
To understand the styles of the two opponents through their head-to-head clashes so far, identify their preferences and peculiarities, and estimate how these will affect the outcome of the upcoming match.
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