The fifth game of the match for the title of World Chess Champion 2023 has ended. Grandmaster Yang Nepomniachtchi, who played (with white pieces) against Chinese grandmaster Ding Liren, won it. Now the total score for all games played is 3:2 in favor of Nepomniachtchi. The world champion will be the one who scores more than 7 points.
Nepomniachtchi spent just over a minute on the first 12 moves of today's game, Liren made 11 moves in nine minutes.
18 moves after the start of the game, the computer predicts equal chances for the opponents, but Ian Nepomniachtchi retained the advantage in time: he spent less than three minutes on 18 moves, and Liren had an hour and 19 minutes on 22 moves.
An hour and a half after the start of the match, Ding Liren made an inaccuracy, after which the computer gave Nepomniachtchi an advantage of +1.1:
After that, Nepomniachtchi went on the attack:
After the 41st move, Yang's advantage increased to +5.8:
On the 48th move, Liren conceded defeat in the following position: