A month ago Nepo entered the Candidates Tournament 2022 with little expectations. Playing the qualification cycle after heavy defeat in the previous World Championship and participating in an equal and unpredictable field was not a dream scenario for him. Yet, Nepo performed superbly, winning the Candidates tournament with a round to spare and bathing in the crowd’s love receiving a huge round of applause.
GM Naroditsky dissects Nepo’s success and also talks about Carlsen’s decision
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