2 August 2020

Ian Nepomniachtchi Defeats Anish Giri in Semifinal of Legends of Chess

The Russian will face Magnus Carlsen in the final.

Photo: Lennart Ootes
Photo: Lennart Ootes

The decisive third semifinal match between Ian Nepomniachtchi and Anish Giri was played at the Chess24 Legends of Chess super tournament on August 2. 

The opponents made draws in all the rapid games and the first blitz encounter. The Russian won the second blitz game, thus celebrating victory in the match 3.5-2.5. Having beating Giri in two matches out of three, Nepomniactchi qualified for the final. 

The final match between Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomiachtchi will take place on August 3-5. 

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