Russian chess player Ian Nepomniachtchi and Chinese representative Liren finished the eighth game of the match for the chess crown at the World Championship in Astana with a draw.
The game ended on the 45th move.
Thus, Ian Nepomniachtchi maintains the lead in the overall score: 4.5 - 3.5.
The ninth game will be played on Friday, April 21st. Ian Nepomniachtchi will start with White.