Ian Npomniachtchi
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Ian Alexandrovich Nepomniachtchi, also popularly known as Ian Nepomniachtchi is a Russian Professional Grandmaster. Ian has recently accumulated a huge spotlight and appreciation in terms of the chess industry after his presence in the Finals of the World Chess Championship 2023.

He has been successful in captivating people’s interest towards him through his calm and charismatic personality, and creative and strategic techniques on the boards of chess.

Early Life

Ian Alexandrovich Nepomniachtchi, A.K.A Ian Nepomniachtchi was born in Bryansk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union ( Currently, Bryansk, Russia) on 1990, 14 July. Ian had always shown keen interest in different Tactical games, especially Chess from any early childhood age.

Talking about his academic qualification, he graduated in Journalism from Russian States Social University. His primary and high school information remains confidential. He was very good at academic studies. Despite being very good, Ian wanted to do something beyond study. Then, he chose the Board of Chess as his primary path in his life.

Ian grabbed his very first victory in chess as an Amateur at the age of 7. Talking about his Amateur Career, he was trained by Valentin Evdokimeko. After landing a few accomplishments in the portfolio of his chess career, he got trained by Sergey Janovsky. Ian has stated that these coaches have played a huge responsibility in his success in chess career.

How Ian Nepomniachtchi Started his Career?

Ian has shown magnificent in the field of both the Amateur League as well as Professional League. Talking about his early years, he has won the European Youth Chess Championship three times and the World Youth Championship one time.

Ian had to face both sides of the coin, criticism and appreciation in his chess career. Ian has always remained a very calm and confident guy on the board. In February 2008, he was crowned the champion in Aeroflat Open which was held in Moscow. He was also the winner of Maccabiah Chess in 2009.

In FIDE World Chess Championship 2023, he was matched against Ding Liren. Unfortunately, he ended up losing with him in the 4th tiebreaker playoff. Ian is still in his youth era and still craves more winning moments in his life as a chess player.

Personal Life

Talking about Ian’s personal life, he is Jewish. Ian is not only a Professional Chess Grandmaster, but also a gamer. Ian loves playing video games in his free time. He was a semi-professional in Dota 2. He was into E-sports during his time in 2011.

Ian was also the commentator for ESL One Hamburg 2018 Dota 2 Event. Ian loves to play different variety of games like, Hearthstone, Dota, and so on. Besides his real name, he is also called ‘Nepo’. Ian is the type of guy who doesn’t prefers to mix up his private life and public life together.

How Much Is Ian Nepomniachtch’s IQ?

Talking about Ian Nepomniachtch’s IQ Level is approximately around 190. He is also known for his strategical pre moves on the board of chess.

Ian Nepomniachtch Instagram

Currently, Ian Nepomniachtch has gained 54.3K Followers on his Instagram Account. Ian has been active on different social media platforms, especially Instagram.

Who is Ian Nepomniachtch Wife?

Talking about Ian’s relationship status, he is dating. Ian Nepomniachtch is dating Snezhana Fomicheva. They two met each other in 2009. Both of them really don’t share much about their personal information in public platforms.

Both of them has been dating for a very long period of time. They share every moment of life together. Ian has also stated that, she was one of the person who was besides him during his hardest time of the life. They are yet to be married.

Ian Nepomniachtchi
Source: FIDE: International Chess Federation

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How Much is Ian Nepomniachtch Worth?

According to different sources, he is worth approximately $5-15 million. He has been successful in accumulating his wealth through playing chess, brand endorsements,, investments and so on.

NameIan Alexandrovich Nepomniachtchi
Age32 years old
Date of Birth1990, 14 July
Place of BirthRussia, Bryansk
EducationRussian State Social University
ProfessionProfessional Chess Player
Zodiac SignCancer
HobbiesPlaying Video Games, Traveling