Grand Chess Tour Final 2019

Grand Chess Tour Final 2019

Ding Liren Winner of the  2019 GCT Finals London

Finals : Ding Liren – Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

[Classical Play]

G/2 Ding – Vachier-Lagrave

1. c4 c5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 e5 6. O-O Nge7 7. d3 d6 8. a3 a5 9. Rb1 O-O 10. b3 Rb8 11. Bb2 h6 12. Nd2 Be6 13. Nd5 b5 14. e3 Qd7 15. Re1 Bg4 16. Qc2 Rfc8 17. Ne4 Nxd5 18. cxd5 Ne7 19. Nd2 Bh3 20. Bh1 Nf5 21. a4 h5 22. axb5 Rxb5 23. Ra1 h4 24. Bc3 Ra8 25. Ra4 Qd8 26. Bf3 Rab8 27. Rea1 Bh6 28. Re1 Qg5 29. Ne4 Qd8 30. Ra3 Ne7 31. Nd2 Nf5 32. Qd1 Bg7 33. g4 Nh6 34. Kh1 f5 35. gxf5 gxf5 36. Rg1 Qd7 37. Qe2 Kh8 38. Ra4 Rxb3 39. Rxh4 Rxc3 40. Rxh3 a4 41. e4 Rc2 42. Rh5 f4 43. Qd1 Rbb2 44. Nc4 a3 45. Bg4 Qd8 46. Nxb2 Rxb2 47. Be6 a2 48. Rxg7 Kxg7 49. Qg1+ Kf8 50. Rf5+ 1-0

[Rapid Play]

G/1 Ding – Vachier-Lagrave 1-0 

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 c5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. d5 d6 7. Nc3 e6 8. O-O exd5 9. cxd5 Re8 10. Re1 Bf5 11. Nd2 Na6 12. e4 Bg4 13. f3 Bd7 14. Nc4 Qb8 15. Bf4 Bf8 16. a4 Nb4 17. Qd2 Nh5 18. Bg5 f6 19. Be3 f5 20. exf5 Bxf5 21. g4 Bd3 22. Bf1 Bxf1 23. Kxf1 Nf6 24. Bg5 Bg7 25. Bf4 Qd8 26. Nxd6 Rf8 27. Kg2 Qd7 28. Bg3 h5 29. g5 Ne8 30. Re6 h4 31. Bf4 h3+ 32. Kg3 Nxd6 33. Bxd6 Rf5 34. Rae1 Bf8 35. Rxg6+ Kh7 36. Ree6 Re8 37. Bxf8 Rxe6 38. Rxe6 Rxf8 39. f4 1-0

[Blitz Play]

G/1  Vachier-Lagrave -Ding 1/2 -1/2

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. e3 d5 4. b3 c5 5. Bb2 Nc6 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Bb5 Bd6 8. O-O O-O 9. d4 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Bc7 11. Nd2 Qd6 12. N2f3 Bg4 13. Bxc6 bxc6 14. Qc2 Bxf3 15. Nxf3 Ne4 16. Rfd1 Rac8 17. Be5 Qe7 18. Bxc7 Rxc7 19. Rac1 Rd8 20. Qb2 c5 21. Qe5 Qxe5 22. Nxe5 g6 23. b4 Rdc8 24. f3 Nf6 25. bxc5 Rxc5 26. Rxc5 Rxc5 27. Rd2 Kf8 28. Rb2 Rc7 29. Kf2 Ke7 30. g4 Nd7 31. Nd3 Nb6 32. Nf4 Rc5 33. Ne2 Ra5 34. Nd4 Kf6 35. h4 h6 36. Rc2 Nc4 37. e4 Ra4 38. Nb5 dxe4 39. Nc3 e3+ 40. Ke2 Na3 41. Rc1 Rc4 42. Kxe3 Ke5 1/2-1/2

Even though Magnus Carlsen came in third he was the money leader.. and has had a great year over all. 

The unbeaten streak continues as well which I cant address better than T J Svensen..

one extra..

 

 

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