Khanty World Cup R3 TB: Xiong knocks out Giri
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Khanty World Cup R3 TB: Xiong knocks out Giri

18-year-old Jeffery Xiong knocked 2nd seed Anish Giri out of the 2019 FIDE World Cup after his tiebreak strategy “to make a mess out of every game” produced a spectacular show. 3rd seed Maxime Vachier-Lagrave lost the first rapid game to Dmitry Jakovenko but came back and won in blitz, along with Ian Nepomniachtchi (vs. Tomashevsky) and Leinier Dominguez (vs. Wang Hao). Ding Liren (Firouzja), Peter Svidler (Nisipeanu) and Yu Yangyi (Wei Yi) advanced in two games, while 11th seed Vladislav Artemiev is out after an amazing blunder against Le Quang Liem.

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