Confident Ding Wins Game 4, Levels Match Score

The 2023 FIDE World Championship continues to deliver exciting chess as a confident GM Ding Liren levelled the score against GM Ian Nepomniachtchi by winning game four. Ding exerted pressure from the opening, and just as the position appeared to be heading toward a draw, Nepomniachtchi’s careless 28…Nd4 allowed a pretty exchange sacrifice. After that, Ding’s solid technique brought home the full point. 

Game five begins on Saturday, April 15 at 15:00 Astana time (2 a.m. PT/11:00 CEST) after a rest day.’s full report on the game with photos, quotes, and analysis will be published shortly.

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Match score

Name Rtg 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Score
Ding Liren 2788 ½ 0 ½ 1

Ian Nepomniachtchi 2795 ½ 1 ½ 0


The 2023 FIDE World Championship is the most important over-the-board classical event of the year and decides who will be the next world champion. Nepomniachtchi and Ding play a match to decide who takes over Carlsen’s throne after the current world champion abdicated his title. The match has a €2 million prize fund and is played over 14 classical games; the first player to gain 7.5 points wins.

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