Carlsen vs. Nepomniachtchi: World Championship – Game 6 Part 3

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. Because of the historic importance and lengthy nature of Game 6, I broke this round into three videos. Tonight, we are examining Part 3 of Game 6 from the 2021 FIDE World Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomniachtchi.

In our third and final installment for Game 6, we will witness Magnus squeezing blood out of stone in the form of a pressing for a win against Nepo in an ultra-complicated endgame that was objectively evaluated as a draw in computer table-bases. In order to triumph, Carlsen disregards the famous endgame wisdom of placing a rook behind passed pawns and in fact, placed his rook in front of his passed pawns in order to the white pieces forward. Doing so meant that Nepomniachtchi needed to play like a computer to draw and under the circumstances, playing with 100% precision over scores of moves against Magnus was just too tall of a task for Nepo or any other chess player alive today. Game 6 of the Carlsen-Nepomniachtchi Match will probably go down as Magnus Carlsen’s greatest endgame so far and undoubtedly the greatest endgame triumph ever in a World Championship Match. In total, it took Magnus Carlsen 136 moves and 7 hours 45 minutes, setting the all-time record for the longest game in the history of the World Chess Championship, in order to defeat Ian Nepomniachtchi and take the lead in the 2021 FIDE World Championship Match.

So, without further ado, let’s examine the thrilling conclusion to Game 6 of the 2021 FIDE World Chess Championship Match…

I hope you enjoyed today’s special presentation of game 6 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 next time with game 7 from the Carlsen-Nepomniachtchi Match.



Carlsen Magnus (NOR)
Nepomniachtchi Ian (RUS)

Result: 1-0
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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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