Carlsen-Nepo 8: Magnus lands killer blow

Magnus Carlsen now has a commanding 5:3 lead with just six games of the World Chess Championship to go after Ian Nepomniachtchi survived a shaky opening in Game 8 but then blundered a pawn in one move and collapsed almost immediately afterwards. What followed was just Ian going through the stages of grief. Magnus goes into the rest day having won twice in a row with the white pieces, leaving Ian with a mountain to climb even if he can now compose himself again.
Magnus Carlsen is now a heavy favourite to win his 5th World Chess Championship match | photo: Eric Rosen, FIDE

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