CARLSEN VS. NEPOMNIACHTCHI - World Championship 2021
by Daniel Gormally, Douglas Griffin, Goran Arsovic and Igor Zveglic
· Detailed analysis of games with experts' observations
· Selection of best games by Carlsen and Nepomniachtchi with instructive annotations
· Short history of World Chess Championship
· Pre-match predictions and post-match reflections
The World Chess Championship 2021 was an eagerly-expected event after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. The whole cycle for the crown was stopped at the Candidates Tournament stage in 2020, only to be resumed a year later in the spring of 2021, thus postponing the World Championship match for a whole year.
Quite naturally, the chess audience - both players and fans, had huge expectations, so the Champion and his challenger had a significant task and great responsibility laying on them. They managed to entertain and teach us with their fierce over-the-board battles and managed to achieve that in exceptional style!
The book begins with a comprehensive overview of all the World Chess Championship matches since 1886 written by Douglas Griffin, a distinguished chess historian and researcher. The book's second part sets the tone for the Carlsen vs. Nepomniachtchi match by presenting their profiles and Selection of best games with detailed annotations by IM Goran Arsovic. Naturally, the most significant part of the book focuses on the World Chess Championship 2021. It brings you complete coverage of all the games, meticulously annotated and commented on by GM Daniel Gormally. Daniel considered all the online commentaries adding his usual dry humor and wit superbly.
Finally, the book ends with post-match conclusions, interviews, and some intrigues, including magnificent photo material.