So, Ding go through tiebreaks | Inquirer Sports

So, Ding go through tiebreaks

/ 05:20 AM September 22, 2017

Chess Grandmaster Wesley So FACEBOOK PHOTO

It was Ding Liren’s turn to torture Wesley So with the white pieces Wednesday, but in the end their second game in the World Chess Cup 2017 semifinal resulted in another draw in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Though Ding was putting the pressure throughout, So managed to force the truce after 58 moves of a Catalan Opening in a rook and pawns end game.


Tied at 1-1 after standard play, So, representing the USA, and Ding, of China, will go through two rapid tiebreaks and more tiebreakers if necessary.

The winner will dispute the title with the victor of the other semifinal pitting Maxime Vachier-Lagrave against Levon Aronian.


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