ASTANA – The eighth game of the World Chess Championship ended in a draw, with Ian Nepomniachtchi still in the lead with a 4.5:3.5 score against Ding Liren, the International Chess Federation (FIDE) reported on April 20.
At the start of the second part of the championship, Ding put his opponent in a losing position but made several missteps, squandering his colossal advantage to win.
The challengers agreed on a draw after four and a half hours of play and 45 moves.
The ninth round will take place on April 21 at 3 p.m. Astana time.
If the 14-game match ends in a tie, the players will compete in a four-game rapid playoff with a 25+10 time control.