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Their battlefield is a square of 64 black and white boxes. Friday starts in Dubai the World Championship of Chess that opposes the title holder, Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, to his Challenger, Russian Ian Nepomniatchchchi. In preview Almira Skripchenko, Sextuple Champion of France chess and professional poker player at his lost hours, official match commentator alongside the Indian legend Viswanathan Anand, delivered to the Figaro the keys of this game to the stakes both excuned and policies.
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for the Franco-Moldovan Star of Chess, which has just released, The match Carlsen-Nepomniatchchi will not only oppose two players with diametrically opposite styles, a Scandinavian hyper-strategist against a bubbling Russian tactician appearing out of a Diltoyevski novel, but will also be a kind of reminiscence of the ideological struggles of Spassky-Fischer matches Or later Karpov-Kasparov: " Nepomniatchchi is supported by Vladimir Putin and all the Russian people. Carlsen is perhaps the favorite on paper but Ian is bubbling, impetuous and it is not negligible has a positive score against the world champion. From a psychological point of view, it is not a negligible factor. »
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indeed, bring back " the crown to the Empire ", as pointed out with a very symbolic metaphor Almira Skripchenko, seems to be An obsession with the Russian power that believes that the King of Games has been a patriotic cause since Grand Master Mikhail Botvinnik, a convinced communist, brought back the world scepter to Moscow in 1948, at the time of the Stalinist era.
supported by a whole people, can Ian NepoMniachtchi dominate a Magnus Carlsen who has been showing more than a decade a supremacy without sharing the world of failures. For Almira Skripchenko, the key is in the ability of the Russian Challenger to dominate his nerves: " Ian is bubbling. It is a cultivated person who reminds me of the players of the Renaissance. It's like a "lady enraged" if you allow me this comparison. If he knows how to contain his impulsiveness, he will free his talent. This is the condition sine qua non to bring the crown back to Russia. »Start of the answer on November 26th. The two champions will have fourteen games to find out who is the best player in the world.
The Figaro Live will comment on the first part of the match from 15:30 on November 26th. You will be able to follow the comments of Almira Skripchenko, in English, on the website of the. Finally the excellent site will provide, in the language of Molière, the analyzes of the great international masters Yannick Gozzoli and Adrien Demuth.
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