Carlsen vs. Nepomniachtchi: World Championship – Game 11

Greetings chess players. My name is Chris Torres, and this is Daily Chess Musings’ Special Coverage of the 2021 FIDE World Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomniachtchi.

In Game 11, Magnus Carlsen scored his fourth victory of the match and in doing so, secured the overall victory with three games to go. Ian Nepomniachtchi played the white side of the Italian Game but blundered on his twenty-third move forcing the World Champion to find the best response or risk losing the game himself. Magnus Carlsen spent just 79 seconds finding 23… dxe3 to take a winning advantage. Twenty-six moves later, Ian Nepomniachtchi resigned the game which gave Magnus the 7.5 match points needed to retain the title of World Champion.

Now, without further ado, let’s take a close look at game 11 of the Carlsen-Nepomniachtchi Match!


I hope you enjoyed today’s special presentation of round 11 from the 2021 FIDE World Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomniachtchi. For more on the match please visit the official website at https://fideworldchampionship.com. Additionally, please take a moment to like this video and subscribe to my Daily Chess Musings YouTube channel. Finally, be sure to check out DailyChessMusings.com to find my notes to this video as well as thousands of other free learning resources. My name is Chris Torres, and I will see you for the closing ceremonies of the Carlsen-Nepomniachtchi Match.

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Chris Torres is a nationally renowned scholastic chess coach working in the San Francisco Bay Area. His classes have attracted players of strengths ranging from rank beginners to world champions. A chess professional since 1998, Chris is widely recognized as one of the main driving forces behind the explosion in popularity and sudden rise in quality of scholastic chess in California. Chris Torres served as the President of the Torres Chess and Music Academy from 2005-2020 and currently is recognized as a correspondence chess master with the United States Chess Federation. Since 1998 Chris Torres has taught 6 individual national champions as well as led multiple school teams to win national championship titles. In addition, Chris Torres has directed and taught at 10 different schools which have been California State Champions at chess. In 2011 and 2012, several former and current students of Chris Torres have been selected to represent the United States at the World Youth Chess Championships. Mr. Torres’ hobbies include playing classical guitar and getting his students to appear on the national top 100 chess rating lists.

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