Paperback, 248 pages, 2022 Chess Informant
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 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 paramount 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, distinguished chess historian and researcher.
The second part of the book sets the tone for the Carlsen vs. Nepomniachtchi match by presenting their profiles and selection of best games with detailed annotations by IM Goran Arsović.
Naturally, the largest part of the book is focused on the World Chess Championship 2021 and brings you the complete coverage of all the games, meticulously annotated and commented by GM Daniel Gormally. Daniel took into consideration all the online commentaries adding his usual dry humor and wit in superb fashion.
Finally, the book ends with post-match conclusions, interviews and even some intrigues
Igor Žveglić, January 2022
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