Monday, January 17

The one everyone was talking about was not even present

ABOUT CHESS: The super duel the chess world is thirsty for can become a reality in two years.

DUBAI, 12. DECEMBER: Magnus Carlsen had just won his second World Cup match – after a huge mistake by Jan Nepomnyashchij. But none of them were the subject of the chess journalists behind me. They talked about Alireza Firouzja (18) – an Iranian-born super talent who is referred to as “the next world champion”.

And the more superb Carlsen appeared in the World Cup, the more often Firouzja’s name was mentioned.

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