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Two draws in the first day of the semifinal

The semifinal matches of the World Cup started in the Hualing Hotel on 19th of September. Four players continue competing in the World Cup: Levon Aronian (Armenia) had white pieces against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France), while Wesley So (USA) played with White against Ding Liren (China). Levon Aronian and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave followed the theoretical line in [...]

Round 5 Game 2: Aronian, So and Ding proceed to the semifinal

The second games of the World Cup Quarterfinals were played on September 16. After the tense fights Vassily Ivanchuk, Richard Rapport and Vladimir Fedoseev leave the tournament. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Peter Svidler made a draw in the second game as well as in the previous one and extended the match to the tie-breaks. Ding Liren [...]