Khalifman: "You shouldn't give up the title without a fight"
Interviews Mar 31, 2023 | 12:04 PM 6

Khalifman: "You shouldn't give up the title without a fight"

Former FIDE World Chess Champion Alexander Khalifman was asked for predictions about the upcoming World Championship match between Ian Nepomniachtchi and Ding Liren. He talks about their strengths and weaknesses, and also about Magnus Carlsen’s decision not to defend his title. Khalifman claims Magnus has a talent that only Jose Capablanca, Anatoly Karpov and to some extent Vasily Smyslov shared.

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