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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  • Reports Jan 28, 2015 | 2:38 AM 3

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