FIDE World Cup R4 Tiebreaks: Xiong wins thriller
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FIDE World Cup R4 Tiebreaks: Xiong wins thriller

18-year-old Jeffery Xiong is two match wins away from the Candidates Tournament after winning on demand twice to edge out Jan-Krzysztof Duda in an 8-game match that featured only one draw. Also through to the quarterfinals are the finalists from the last World Cup: Ding Liren, who beat Kirill Alekseenko, and Levon Aronian, who lived dangerously against Le Quang Liem. Teimour Radjabov won the all-Azerbaijan battle against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, while 9th seed Alexander Grischuk beat 8th seed Leinier Dominguez.

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