Report by Dr. Dudayeff from Astana
On April 6, the Chinese delegation arrived in Astana, Kazakhstan to prepare for the Nepo – Ding World Championship 2023 match. Chinese chess player, Ding Liren, tested the game tables, chairs, and chess sets at the venue, which will be held at the St. Regis Astana Hotel from April 7 to May 1. The opening ceremony will take place on April 7th, and the first game is scheduled to start on April 9th at 5:00 PM Beijing time.
According to the front staff the competition diet is good and Ding Liren has a good appetite these days. On the photos you can see the food at the official hotel of the World Chess Championship in Astana. Ding Liren had serious issues with the food during Candidates 2022 and even started cooking his own rice.
Chessdom will continue to follow the events around Ding Liren – Ian Nepomniachtchi on a daily basis on the main page, here on Chessdom Twitter and on Chessdom Facebook, while the most curious details will be in the TweetOftheDay section. Starting April 7 we will have a daily blog on the World Chess Championship 2023.
Report and photos by Dr. Dudayeff