Magnus Carlsen has announced that he will not defend the title of World Chess Champion.
Magnus Carlsen- Announced
Five Times Winner
Five-time winner Magnus Carlsen isn't retiring, but he promises "to be the greatest in the world.
Ding Liren, China's No 2 world ranking, will now face Nepomniachtchi was defeated by Carlsen.
He stated in a Unibet podcast that he was not motivated to play in another match. I feel like I don’t have much to lose.
I don’t enjoy it and, although I know a match would be fascinating for historical reasons.
To be Fascinating
"Ultimately, the conclusion stands, one I'm fairly comfortable with, one I have thought a lot about over the past year.
Bobby Fischer was 1975's last grandmaster to surrender the title instead of defending it in a match.
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Carlsen's decision, however, is closer to what happened in 1993, when Garry Kasparov left Fide.
In the History
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