Ding Liren conquers the 2019 Grand Chess Tour
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Ding Liren conquers the 2019 Grand Chess Tour

Ding Liren has won the 2019 Grand Chess Tour after blowing away Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the final. The French no. 1 admitted his opponent, “struck when it counted and he struck very, very hard,” after the Chinese no. 1 won the first rapid game of the final day and drew the second to clinch victory before the blitz began. Magnus Carlsen took 3rd place, but not before prolonging his match against Levon Aronian by blundering into mate in a winning position. His 3rd place among 7 million players in Fantasy Premier League was much more impressive!




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  • General Dec 2, 2019 | 8:01 AM 5

    Carlsen, MVL, Aronian & Ding battle for GCT glory

    Magnus Carlsen is targeting a 3rd Grand Chess Tour title and the top prize of $150,000 as he takes on Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in Monday’s semi-finals. The other semi-final pits world no. 3 Ding Liren against world no. 6 Levon Aron...

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  • Reports Nov 25, 2019 | 10:55 PM 5

    Tata Steel India Day 4: A “solid” 5-point lead

    Magnus Carlsen described his play as “decent” and his lead as “solid” as he top-scored with 6.5/9 on the first day of the Tata Steel Chess India Blitz, extending his lead over Hikaru Nakamura to a massive five points. Hikaru was ...

  • Reports Nov 24, 2019 | 10:56 PM 1

    Tata Steel India Day 3: The Carlsen exhibition

    Magnus Carlsen beat Vishy Anand and Ding Liren on Day 3 in Kolkata to win the rapid section with a stunning 15/18 despite letting a win slip from his grasp against Harikrishna. 2nd place Hikaru Nakamura is a full 4 points back, b...

  • Reports Nov 23, 2019 | 9:46 PM 4

    Tata Steel India Day 2: Magnus rapid no. 1 again

    Magnus Carlsen is again the rapid world no. 1 after wins over Hikaru Nakamura and Anish Giri saw him take a 3-point lead after Day 2 of the Tata Steel Chess India Rapid & Blitz in Kolkata. Wesley So was the only other player to w...

  • Reports Nov 22, 2019 | 7:10 PM 4

    Tata Steel India Day 1: Magnus back on top

    Six years to the day after winning the World Championship title in Chennai, Magnus Carlsen leads Hikaru Nakamura by a point after scoring 5/6 on the first day of the Tata Steel Chess India Rapid & Blitz in Kolkata. “Obviously...

  • General Nov 21, 2019 | 7:19 PM 4

    Tata Steel Rapid & Blitz kicks off in Kolkata

    Magnus Carlsen takes on his Fischer Random conqueror Wesley So as the penultimate stage of the 2019 Grand Chess Tour starts in Kolkata, India on Friday. The real battle in the National Library of India will be to qualify for the ...

  • Reports Nov 18, 2019 | 9:45 AM 5

    Grischuk wins Hamburg GP, on verge of Candidates

    Alexander Grischuk has beaten Jan-Krzysztof Duda in tiebreaks to win the Hamburg FIDE Grand Prix and all but clinch a place in the 2020 Candidates Tournament that will decide Magnus Carlsen’s next challenger for the World Champio...

  • Reports Nov 16, 2019 | 9:31 PM 1

    Hamburg GP Final 2: Duda’s tightrope walk goes on

    Jan-Krzysztof Duda showed incredible nerves and calculation under pressure to survive another examination by Alexander Grischuk and take the final of the Hamburg FIDE Grand Prix to tiebreaks. Grischuk would later comment, “Maybe ...

  • Reports Nov 16, 2019 | 12:05 AM 1

    Hamburg Grand Prix Final 1: Grischuk comes close

    Alexander Grischuk had a chance to deliver a knockout blow to Jan-Krzysztof Duda in the first game of the Hamburg Grand Prix final, but with under a minute on his clock the opportunity slipped away. Duda was also in deep time tro...

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