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Ding Liren

Ding Liren of China upset the favorites to win the top prize at the 2019 Sinquefield Cup.
St. Louis Chess Club

The 2019 Sinquefield Cup came to an exciting conclusion on Aug. 29, in a tiebreak match between Ding Liren and Magnus Carlsen.

The day kicked off with two rapid games, both of which concluded in draws. In the first game, the world champion had to resort to passive defense to save the half-point with the white pieces, then went on to draw comfortably with the black pieces.