Who will replace Magnus Carlsen after officially withdrawing from defending his world championship? | So Good News
According to the latest information, the current world chess champion Magnus Carlsen officially confirmed on October 31 that he will not defend his title in 2023. The world number one has repeatedly cast doubt on the defense of his title, saying he lacks the motivation to do so. again.
With Carlsen officially withdrawing from the FIDE 2023 World Championship, who will face Russian Grandmaster Jan Nepomniachtchi for the title? Nepomniacci qualified to face Carlsen for the title in 2023 after winning the Candidates Tournament earlier this year.
Magnus Carlsen was replaced by Ding Liren
After Magnus Carlsen confirmed in writing his decision to withdraw, FIDE issued a statement to confirm the invitation of Chinese Grandmaster Ding Liren to the World Chess Championship match. In their statement, “Grandmaster Ding Liren has received an official invitation to participate in this weekend’s FIDE 2023 World Championship match, after current World Champion Magnus Carlsen confirmed in writing that he has withdrawn from the match and will defend his title.”
FIDE added in a statement that it is currently in talks with two potential cities to host next year’s World Chess Championship. Once all the logistics, including the location, prize fund and dates, have been decided, Jan Nepomniacci and Ding Liren will receive the match contract. Ding was selected to replace Carlsen after finishing second to Nepomniachtchi in the Candidates Tournament earlier this year.
Grandmaster Ding Liren has received an official invitation to compete in this weekend’s FIDE 2023 World Championship match after reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen confirmed in writing that he has withdrawn his right to compete and defend his title. pic.twitter.com/nzVxZEubpK
— International Chess Federation (@FIDE_chess) October 31, 2022
Carlsen has officially withdrawn from the World Cup
Magnus Carlsen’s reluctance to defend his FIDE world title came as no surprise to many, as the Norwegian had made it clear on a previous podcast that he was no longer motivated to do so.
Speaking on a podcast for his sponsor Unibet in July, Carlsen said: “I don’t think I’ll get much. I don’t particularly like (Championship matches) but I’m sure there will be matches. If it’s interesting for historical reasons, I have no desire to play. and I won’t play the match.”