The Youngest Challenger: Gukesh Faces Ding for Chess Crown

The Youngest Challenger: Gukesh Faces Ding for Chess Crown
The Youngest Challenger: Gukesh Faces Ding for Chess Crown

Dommaraju Gukesh has won the FIDE Candidates 2024 and has earned a chance to compete for the World Chess Championship.

The reigning World Champion is Ding Liren of China, who became champion in 2022 after Magnus Carlsen decided not to defend his title.

Gukesh is the youngest player to ever challenge for the world title, and if he wins, he will become the youngest world champion ever.

Gukesh and Ding have played each other once before, in the Tata Steel Masters in January 2024. Ding won that game convincingly.

However, Gukesh has since risen in the ratings and is now the higher-rated player.

Ding has praised Gukesh's maturity and understanding of the game, but he also believes he has the advantage in classical chess.

The World Chess Championship match between Gukesh and Ding is expected to be a close and exciting contest. Both players are calm, composed, and have a strong desire to win.

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