Sinquefield Cup 2019 Playoff:Ding Liren won after the tie-break games. Ding Liren – Carlsen : 2 – 0

Sinquefield Cup final Ding Liren won after the tie-break games. Ding Liren – Carlsen : 2 – 0

Olimpiu G. Urcan

Ding Liren hasn’t lost a single game, he demolished Fabiano Caruana, the 2018 world title challenger, won impeccably a playoff match from the world champion, and created what Garry Kasparov called a “positional masterpiece” against Anish Giri. A decent week at work.

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Congratulations to Ding Liren! The Chinese star beat Magnus Carlsen on tiebreaks to claim first place at the Sinquefield Cup, part of this year’s GrandChessTour

 

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Magnus: “I gotta say, he was a lot better than I was today” SinquefieldCup

 

STLChessClub Rex has a quality team with Kasparov, Magnus Carlsen and Ding Liren!

Olimpiu G. Urcan

Ding Liren hasn’t lost a single game, he demolished Fabiano Caruana, the 2018 world title challenger, won impeccably a playoff match from the world champion, and created what Garry Kasparov called a “positional masterpiece” against Anish Giri. A decent week at work.

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Great shot by
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of Ding Liren between the games, showing the two playing halls SinquefieldCup

Olimpiu G. Urcan

Ding Liren’s counter-intuitive 19…exd5! was a clever recapture that puts Magnus Carlsen on the defensive in the first game of this playoff match.

 

No way through, so Game 1 of the playoff ends in a
draw!chess24.com/en/watch/live

[Event “7th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2019”]
[Site “Saint Louis”]
[Date “2019.08.29”]
[Round “12.1”]
[White “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Black “Ding, Liren”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D43”]
[WhiteElo “2882”]
[BlackElo “2805”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “68”]
[EventDate “2019.08.17”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “USA”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

1. d4
Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c6 5. g3 dxc4 6. Ne5 {E01: Catalan: Early
deviations} Nbd7 7. Nxc4 b5 8. Ne5 {The position is equal.} Nxe5 9. dxe5 Qxd1+
10. Kxd1 Nd5 11. Ne4 Bb7 $146 {[%mdl 2048] Black is pushing.} ({Predecessor:}
11… f5 12. Nd2 Bb7 13. e4 Nb6 {1/2-1/2 (57) Rakhmanov,A (2629)-Timofeev,A
(2602) Sochi 2019}) 12. Bg2 c5 13. Bd2 Be7 14. Rc1 c4 15. Kc2 O-O-O 16. Rhd1 f5
17. Nd6+ Bxd6 18. exd6 Rxd6 19. Bxd5 exd5 20. Bc3 Re8 21. e3 g5 22. Rd4 Re4 23.
Rh1 Rh6 24. h4 Kd7 25. a3 g4 26. Rxe4 fxe4 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB}
27. b4 (27. h5 $11 {remains equal.}) 27… Ra6 28. Kb2 h5 29. Rd1 Ke6 30. Rd2
Bc6 31. Bd4 Be8 32. Bc3 Bc6 33. Bd4 $1 Be8 34. Bc3 $1 Bc6 {Accuracy: White =
66%, Black = 63%.} ({Black should play} 34… Kd6 $17) 1/2-1/2


[Event “7th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2019”]
[Site “Saint Louis”]
[Date “2019.08.29”]
[Round “13.1”]
[White “Ding, Liren”]
[Black “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E03”]
[WhiteElo “2805”]
[BlackElo “2882”]
[Annotator “RC”]
[PlyCount “69”]
[EventDate “2019.08.17”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “USA”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]
[TimeMode “Bronstein”]
[TimeControl “1500+10”]

1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 2. c4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e6 {[%emt 0:
00:00]} 3. g3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 4. Bg2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} dxc4
{[%emt 0:00:00]} 5. Qa4+ {[%emt 0:00:11]} Nbd7 {[%emt 0:01:12]} 6. Qxc4 {
[%emt 0:00:10]} a6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 7. Be3 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Bd6 {[%emt 0:00:11]
} 8. Nh3 {[%emt 0:00:10]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:13]} 9. O-O {[%emt 0:00:10]} h6 {
[%emt 0:01:41]} 10. Nc3 {[%emt 0:01:31]} b5 {[%emt 0:00:52]} 11. Qb3 {[%emt 0:
00:10]} Rb8 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 12. Nf4 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Bb7 {[%emt 0:02:08]} 13.
Bxb7 {[%emt 0:01:33]} Rxb7 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 14. Nd3 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Qe7 {
[%emt 0:00:29]} 15. Rac1 {[%emt 0:00:18]} Rbb8 {[%emt 0:02:21]} 16. Rfd1 {
[%emt 0:00:34]} Rfc8 {[%emt 0:00:34]} 17. a3 {[%emt 0:03:28]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:
32]} 18. dxc5 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Nxc5 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 19. Bxc5 {[%emt 0:00:10]}
Bxc5 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 20. Nxc5 {[%emt 0:00:15]} Rxc5 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 21. Na2 {
[%emt 0:00:10]} a5 {[%emt 0:01:08]} 22. Qe3 {[%emt 0:01:55]} Rxc1 {[%emt 0:00:
12]} 23. Nxc1 {[%emt 0:00:10]} b4 {[%emt 0:03:07]} 24. axb4 {[%emt 0:00:10]}
Qxb4 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 25. Nd3 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Qd6 {[%emt 0:01:19]} 26. Rc1 {
[%emt 0:00:46]} Nd5 {[%emt 0:01:21]} 27. Qd4 {[%emt 0:00:26]} Qb6 {[%emt 0:00:
10]} 28. Rc5 {[%emt 0:00:23]} Qb3 {[%emt 0:01:40]} 29. Kg2 {[%emt 0:00:22]} Qb7
{[%emt 0:02:14]} 30. f3 {[%emt 0:00:25]} Qa6 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 31. Kf2 {[%emt 0:
01:03]} a4 {[%emt 0:00:50]} 32. Qc4 {[%emt 0:01:19]} Qa7 {[%emt 0:00:23]} 33.
Qd4 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Qa6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 34. Qc4 {[%emt 0:01:53]} Qa7 {
[%emt 0:00:10]} 35. Qd4 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 1/2-1/2


[Event “7th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2019”]
[Site “Saint Louis”]
[Date “2019.08.29”]
[Round “14.1”]
[White “Ding, Liren”]
[Black “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A13”]
[WhiteElo “2805”]
[BlackElo “2882”]
[Annotator “RC”]
[PlyCount “174”]
[EventDate “2019.08.17”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “USA”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]
[TimeMode “Bronstein”]
[TimeControl “300+3”]

1. c4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 2. g3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e6 {[%emt 0:
00:04]} 3. Bg2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 4. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]}
dxc4 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 5. Qa4+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nbd7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 6. Qxc4 {
[%emt 0:00:00]} a6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 7. Qc2 {[%emt 0:00:07]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:04]}
8. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:11]} Qc7 {[%emt 0:01:29]} 9. d4 {[%emt 0:00:24]} cxd4 {
[%emt 0:00:13]} 10. Nxd4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Bc5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 11. Nb3 {
[%emt 0:00:05]} Bd6 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 12. O-O {[%emt 0:00:03]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:
05]} 13. Rd1 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Be5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 14. Be3 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Nd5
{[%emt 0:01:27]} 15. Bxd5 {[%emt 0:00:08]} exd5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 16. Rac1 {
[%emt 0:00:34]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:24]} 17. Nxd5 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Nxd5 {[%emt 0:
00:09]} 18. Rxd5 {[%emt 0:00:12]} Qxc2 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 19. Rxc2 {[%emt 0:00:
03]} Bf6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 20. Nc5 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Re8 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 21. Bd4
{[%emt 0:00:13]} Be7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 22. Re5 {[%emt 0:00:25]} f6 {[%emt 0:00:
07]} 23. Re3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Bf5 {[%emt 0:00:21]} 24. Rd2 {[%emt 0:00:42]}
Bxc5 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 25. Rxe8+ {[%emt 0:00:13]} Rxe8 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 26. Bxc5
{[%emt 0:00:03]} Rc8 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 27. b4 {[%emt 0:00:07]} a5 {[%emt 0:00:
04]} 28. a3 {[%emt 0:00:04]} axb4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 29. axb4 {[%emt 0:00:03]}
Rc7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 30. f3 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Rd7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 31. Ra2 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} h5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 32. Kf2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Kf7 {[%emt 0:00:
03]} 33. h4 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Be6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 34. Ra8 {[%emt 0:00:04]} b5 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} 35. e4 {[%emt 0:00:31]} Bc4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 36. Ke3 {[%emt 0:
00:05]} Rd3+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} 37. Kf4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Rd7 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 38.
Rh8 {[%emt 0:00:22]} Kg6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 39. g4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} hxg4 {
[%emt 0:00:04]} 40. fxg4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Kf7 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 41. h5 {[%emt 0:
00:03]} Bb3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 42. e5 {[%emt 0:00:08]} fxe5+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} 43.
Kxe5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Rd5+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} 44. Kf4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Rd1 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} 45. Rf8+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} Ke6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 46. Re8+ {
[%emt 0:00:03]} Kf7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 47. Rf8+ {[%emt 0:00:06]} Ke6 {[%emt 0:00:
03]} 48. Kg5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Bc2 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 49. Re8+ {[%emt 0:00:04]}
Kf7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 50. Re7+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} Kg8 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 51. Rb7 {
[%emt 0:00:04]} Rd5+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} 52. Kh4 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Bd3 {[%emt 0:00:
03]} 53. g5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Rd8 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 54. g6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Bc4 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} 55. Kg5 {[%emt 0:00:14]} Rd5+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} 56. Kf4 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} Rd8 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 57. Bd6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Be2 {[%emt 0:00:
03]} 58. Be5 {[%emt 0:00:11]} Bxh5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 59. Kg5 {[%emt 0:00:09]}
Be2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 60. Rxg7+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} Kf8 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 61. Rf7+ {
[%emt 0:00:03]} Ke8 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 62. Kf6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Bc4 {[%emt 0:00:
03]} 63. Rh7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Rd1 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 64. Re7+ {[%emt 0:00:09]}
Kd8 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 65. Ra7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Rf1+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} 66. Kg7 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} Ke8 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 67. Bf6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Re1 {[%emt 0:00:
03]} 68. Kh8 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Rh1+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} 69. Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:03]}
Re1 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 70. Rb7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Re2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 71. Ra7 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} Re1 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 72. Rc7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Re2 {[%emt 0:00:
03]} 73. Ra7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Re1 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 74. Ra3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Re2
{[%emt 0:00:04]} 75. Ra8+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} Kd7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 76. Kf8 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} Rf2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 77. Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Rg2 {[%emt 0:00:
03]} 78. Rd8+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} Ke6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 79. Re8+ {[%emt 0:00:03]}
Kd7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 80. Re5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Kd6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 81. Re3 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} Kd7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 82. Re7+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} Kd6 {[%emt 0:00:
03]} 83. Re3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Kd7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 84. Kh6 {[%emt 0:00:03]}
Rh2+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} 85. Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Rg2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 86. Bd4 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} Rg4 87. Bc5 Rg2 1-0


Olimpiu G. Urcan

Terrific play by Ding Liren. In the words of Yasser Seirawan: “What a breakthrough for this fine young man.

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Final moments of blitz game 2

[Event “7th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2019”]
[Site “Saint Louis”]
[Date “2019.08.29”]
[Round “15.1”]
[White “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Black “Ding, Liren”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C84”]
[WhiteElo “2882”]
[BlackElo “2805”]
[Annotator “RC”]
[PlyCount “80”]
[EventDate “2019.08.17”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “USA”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]
[TimeMode “Bronstein”]
[TimeControl “300+3”]

1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nc6 {
[%emt 0:00:00]} 3. Bb5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} a6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 4. Ba4 {[%emt 0:00:
00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 5. O-O {[%emt 0:00:00]} Be7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 6. d3 {
[%emt 0:00:00]} b5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 7. Bb3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} d6 {[%emt 0:00:00]}
8. c3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Na5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 9. Bc2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} c5 {
[%emt 0:00:00]} 10. d4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} cxd4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 11. cxd4 {
[%emt 0:00:00]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:01]} 12. h3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Re8 {[%emt 0:00:
05]} 13. d5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Bd7 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 14. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Qb8
{[%emt 0:00:11]} 15. Bd3 {[%emt 0:00:08]} Rc8 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 16. Ne2 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} Nb7 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 17. g4 {[%emt 0:00:17]} Nc5 {[%emt 0:00:
03]} 18. Ng3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Nxd3 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 19. Qxd3 {[%emt 0:00:03]}
b4 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 20. Re1 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Qb5 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 21. Qd1 {
[%emt 0:00:05]} Rc7 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 22. Be3 {[%emt 0:00:29]} Rac8 {[%emt 0:00:
03]} 23. Nd2 {[%emt 0:00:05]} g6 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 24. b3 {[%emt 0:00:18]} Qb7 {
[%emt 0:00:30]} 25. Nc4 {[%emt 0:00:16]} Bb5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 26. Na5 {[%emt 0:
00:03]} Qb8 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 27. Qd2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Rc3 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 28.
a3 {[%emt 0:00:14]} bxa3 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 29. Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Bxc6 {
[%emt 0:00:48]} 30. Qxc3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Bxd5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 31. Qa5 {
[%emt 0:00:51]} Bxe4 {[%emt 0:00:31]} 32. g5 {[%emt 0:00:16]} Ba8 {[%emt 0:00:
03]} 33. Qxa6 {[%emt 0:00:21]} Nd5 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 34. Ba7 {[%emt 0:00:03]}
Qc7 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 35. Rec1 {[%emt 0:00:12]} Qxc1+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} 36. Rxc1
{[%emt 0:00:03]} Rxc1+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} 37. Kh2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Bc6 {[%emt 0:
00:18]} 38. Qxa3 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Bxg5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 39. Qxd6 {[%emt 0:00:
07]} Bf4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 40. Bc5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Ne7 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 0-1


7th Sinquefield Cup 2019 (Saint Louis USA)  Thu 15th Aug 2019 – Fri 30th Aug 2019 – Official Site – Results

7th Sinquefield Cup TB (2 players 2 Rds Match Indiv TC: 25m+10spm) – Games in PGN: Games TB | 

h Sinquefield Cup TB Saint Louis USA Thu 15th Aug 2019 – Fri 30th Aug 2019 
Rk Name Ti FED Rtg 1 2 3 4 Pts
1 Ding, Liren GM CHN 2805 = = 1 1 3
2 Carlsen, Magnus GM NOR 2882 = = 0 0 1
2 players
GAMES chessbase pgn




Sakk



LIVERARINGS WORLD TOP 10

# Name Classic +/− Rapid Blitz Age
1 Carlsen 2875.7 −6.3 2849.4 2828.4 28
2 Caruana 2812.1 −5.9 2790.8 2784.0 27
3 Ding Liren 2811.1 +6.1 2801.6 2867.4 26
4 Giri 2779.6 +0.6 2730.0 2750.4

25
5 ↑2 Nepomniachtchi 2775.5 +1.5 2773.0 2819.8 29
6 ↓1 Vachier-Lagrave 2773.7 −4.3 2866.8 2753.8 28
7 ↑2 Mamedyarov 2767.1 +3.1 2746.4 2727.4 34
8 ↓2 So 2766.8 −9.2 2802.0 2763.0 25
9 ↑5 Anand 2765.4 +9.4 2757.0 2790.8 49
10 ↑6 Yu Yangyi 2763.1 +11.1 2787.4 2811.6 25

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