Please find the game analyzed below. Ding played perfectly from move 24 until the end.
This was difficult to calculate in a rapid game but he outplayed the world champion by attacking the kingside methodically. Magnus had several moves to defend better but his level of play was sub-standard.
My view is that he was overconfident after winning game 1 moments earlier with White.
He is not that familiar with KID structures
24. ♗xh6! the best move deflecting bishop would allow White to win the knight on c3. losing the exchange is not important, the black's king is wide open
24... ♕f6? Magnus tries to defend but White has a tactical resource here. Ding calculated very well
29. ♕h7+ ♔g5 30. ♕h4+ ♔f5 31. ♕f4# 1-0 White wins by checkmate. amazing finish with checkmate played. Ding played an excellent game and showed much stronger understanding of King's Indian Defense than Carlsen. Magnus was too confident after winning game 1 and decided to play an opening which is not part of his standard repertoire. Ding is very strong in g3,Bg2 structures.
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