Magnus

7½ - 3½

Ian

ME

DIA

Fide World
Championship
Dubai 2021

NOV 24TH
DEC 16TH
Algorand
Chessable
Kaspersky
Phosagro
Algorand
Chessable
Kaspersky
Phosagro

News

Crowned again

Magnus Carlsen of Norway lifted the trophy for the World Championship aloft for the fifth time in a row.

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Magnus Carlsen wins his fifth consecutive world title match

Magnus Carlsen, Norway, completes his fifth successful world championship match, winning his Dubai title defence 7½-3½ versus Ian Nepomniachtchi.

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A change in mindset?

A successful comeback for challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi would arguably be a miracle at this point.

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Hindsight is not enough

After eight games the often invincible champion, Magnus Carlsen, has taken a 5-3 lead.

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Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Cup kicks off in Dubai

A total of 24 invited elite grandmasters are competing for the $30,000 in total prize fund at the venue of the FIDE World Championship match.

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14 nations join Expo chess tournament among pavilions

The EXPO chess tournament among pavilions started on Sunday as a side event of the FIDE World Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomniachtchi.

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Something from nothing

Challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi has had the advantage of the white pieces and first move in 4 games so far, but trails champion Magnus Carlsen 4-3.

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Back to the grind

After the immense exertions of game six, there is a sense of caution and fatigue today.

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FIDE Chessable camp: Time to say goodbye

The FIDE Chessable Camp held between November 28 and December 3 in Dubai as a part of the FIDE Chessable Academy program has come to an end.

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Are we there yet?

The game broke the record for the longest game in a world championship, previously set in 1978.

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Havana 1966 inspires Dubai 2021

The table used at the 17th Chess Olympiad in Havana was taken as a main reference for the 2021 match.

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More than meets the eye

There is a predictable sense of permanent deadlock about the match at this stage.

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Closing window

Game 4 will supply a bit more information about the general match strategy of the players.

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Velammal Nexus School wins World School Chess Tournament at Expo 2020

293 teams and 2,637 players from 53 countries took part in the World School Chess Tournament, organized by the Spanish Pavilion.

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FIDE and Chessable host training camp for young talents in Dubai

The FIDE Chessable camp is held between November 28 and December 4 as a part of the FIDE Chessable Academy program.

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Armed and informed

The third game reveals a little bit more about the months of work done by the players and their teams.

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The champion's turn

Game two gave viewers a glimpse of what may be a pivotal over-the-board battlefield.

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The battle begins

The first game of the FIDE World Championship 2021 ends in a draw.

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President and Dubai Sports Council meet for future

His Excellency Saeed Hareb and Arkady Dvorkovich discussed possible cooperation to strengthen their working relationship.

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Catching up and final preparations

Ian Nepomniachtchi will have the advantage of the first move when the FIDE World Championship begins on November 26th.

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The first skirmish

Players met side-by-side at the opening press conference.

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A Special Sense of Occasion

The FIDE World Championship preview.

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10 facts about opponents

We present some interesting facts about Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomniachtchi.

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FIDE World Championship branding and design

A strong brand for the World Championship match will benefit FIDE in general, and chess as a whole.

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Viswanathan Anand to do commentary during the FIDE World Championship Match

FIDE is proud to announce five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand as the commentator for the official broadcast of the Match.

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FIDE President tours Expo 2020 Dubai

Arkady Dvorkovich visited the venue of the next FIDE World Chess Championship, which will take place at Dubai Exhibition Centre later this year.

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DUBAI TO HOST FIDE WCC21

The next FIDE World Chess Championship – the highlight of the world chess calendar – will be held at Expo 2020 Dubai.

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Albums

Closing Ceremony

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Game 11

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Game 10

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Game 9

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Game 7

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Game 5

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Game 4

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Game 1

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