Shenzhen, 1: New supertournament starts in China
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Shenzhen, 1: New supertournament starts in China

Chinese no. 1 Ding Liren took a leaf from the Bobby Fischer playbook as he sacrificed a minor piece for a pawn in a fighting 88-move draw against compatriot Yu Yangyi. That was the highlight of the first round of the Shenzhen Chess Masters, with the other games ending in draws at around move 30. Anish Giri only stopped to think (a little) after 25 moves of his game against Mickey Adams, while Peter Svidler found precise moves to thwart Harikrishna’s hopes of exploiting a space advantage. There are no less than nine rounds to go.




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