General Jul 29, 2020 | 1:00 PMby chess24 staff

Q&A with Russian no. 1 Ian Nepomniachtchi

Ian Nepomniachtchi leads the Candidates Tournament at the midway point and at the age of 30 is in the form of his life. The Russian no. 1 is ranked a career best world no. 4 and finally seems to be living up to his phenomenal chess potential. chess24 Premium members now have a chance to ask Ian a question for his Q&A session on the rest day this Thursday 30th July at 18:00 CEST. Simply leave a question in the comments section below

Ian Nepomniachtchi was born in 1990, the same year as Magnus Carlsen, and, as you can see from the historical ratings below, actually climbed faster than the current World Champion at first, before Magnus then powered to the no. 1 spot as a 19-year-old.

Nepo beat Magnus in World and European junior events, as well as in Wijk aan Zee and the London Chess Classic, to give him a lifetime classical score of 4:1 in wins over the World Champion. Has his time come?

The Q&A session is part of a feast for chess fans that sees all 10 players in the chess24 Legends of Chess (and some commentators) playing both Banter Blitz and giving a Q&A session. The upcoming action, including Peter Svidler playing Banter Blitz after Nepo's Q&A, is as follows: 

Thursday 30th July

Friday 31st July

Saturday 1st August

Sunday 2nd August

Thursday 6th August

Friday 7th August

Saturday 8th August 

We've already had Q&A sessions with Vishy Anand, Vasyl Ivanchuk, Vladimir Kramnik, Peter Svidler and, most recently, with Anish Giri:

If you’re a Premium member don't miss your chance to ask Ian a question under this article.

If you’re not yet Premium now’s a great time to take the plunge as the voucher code CHESSLEGENDS gives 40% off. Go Premium now!

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