Sinquefield Cup 5: Ding and Nepo strike
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Sinquefield Cup 5: Ding and Nepo strike

World no. 3 Ding Liren scored an impressive positional victory over Anish Giri to join Fabiano Caruana and Vishy Anand in the Sinquefield Cup lead going into the rest day. For the first time this year we had two winners, as Ian Nepomniachtchi found a pawn winning “cheapo” (his word) against Hikaru Nakamura and, after many adventures, went on to convert. That took Nepo back to 50%, which is where Magnus Carlsen remains after five draws, the latest against Sergey Karjakin.




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