Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge QFs Day 5: Dubov & Ding Liren reach semis
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Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge QFs Day 5: Dubov & Ding Liren reach semis

Daniil Dubov beat Sergey Karjakin 3:0 for the 2nd time in three days to set up a Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge semifinal against Ding Liren. The world no. 3 and Chinese no. 1 had to dig himself out of a hole after losing the 2nd game of the day to Yu Yangyi, but he hit back straight away and went on to win the tie in Armageddon. Dubov-Ding Liren will be played alongside Carlsen-Nakamura as the 3-day semifinals begin on Thursday.

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  • Reports Aug 29, 2014 | 6:25 AM 4

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  • Reports Aug 28, 2014 | 6:14 AM 5

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  • Reports Aug 27, 2014 | 4:02 PM 3

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  • General Aug 26, 2014 | 3:36 PM 24

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  • Interviews Aug 24, 2014 | 7:41 AM 7

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