Slayer of World Champions || Ding Liren vs Praggnanandhaa || Tata Steel (2024)

Ding vs Pragg 2023

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Ding Liren (2780) – Praggnanandhaa (2743)
Tata Steel Masters ( [4] 2024.01.16
C77 Ruy Lopez, Anderssen variation

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d3 Bc5 6.O-O b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 h6 9.Re1 O-O 10.Nbd2 Bb6 11.Nf1 Ne7 12.a4 Rb8 13.h3 Ng6 14.Ng3 c5 15.Be3 c4 16.Bxb6 Rxb6 17.Ba2 Qc7 18.axb5 axb5 19.Bb1 cxd3 20.Bxd3 Nf4 21.Ne2 Nxd3 22.Qxd3 Be6 23.Ng3 b4 24.cxb4 Rxb4 25.Rad1 Rb6 26.Qa3 Rfb8 27.Rd2 Ne8 28.Nh2 Rb3 29.Qa1 Qb6 30.Nhf1 Rxb2 31.Rxb2 Qxb2 32.Qxb2 Rxb2 33.Ne3 g6 34.Ra1 Ba2 35.h4 h5 36.f3 Rb1+ 37.Rxb1 Bxb1 38.Ne2 Ba2 39.Kf2 Kf8 40.Nc3 Bb3 41.Ned5 Bxd5 42.Nxd5 f5 43.f4 Kf7 44.exf5 gxf5 45.fxe5 dxe5 46.g3 Ke6 47.Ne3 Nf6 48.Ke2 Ne4 49.Nf1 f4 50.gxf4 exf4 51.Kf3 Kf5 52.Kg2 Nd6 53.Nd2 Nf7 54.Nc4 Kg4 55.Kf2 Kxh4 56.Kf3 Kg5 57.Nb2 Kf5 58.Nd1 Ng5+ 59.Kg2 h4 60.Nf2 f3+ 61.Kg1 Kf4 62.Kf1 Ne4


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World Chess Champion Ding Liren returns for the 86th edition of the Tata Steel Masters, a 14-player single round-robin taking place from 13-28 January in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.

The time control is 100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment per move from move 1. A tie for first place will be decided by two blitz (3+2) games. If still tied, the players keep playing single “sudden death” games where White gets 2.5 minutes and Black 3 minutes until one side wins. The monetary prizes will be shared evenly. Official website:

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  1. This match surprised me. That old saying, "May the best man win" comes to mind. Is it really so?

  2. Pragg is such a brilliant player my fav from the younger indian bunch that came through.

  3. Pragg rating is climbing into mid 27s. The best man won again.

  4. Pragg, Indias #1 player is one of the great stars of the future. I see Vincent Kaymer and Daniil Dubov as two of his main rivals.

  5. Someone ask Kramnik what are the chances of Prag winning against Ding in the same tournament, same round, same color

  6. Legends say that when the first ever chess match happened in the B4 era, after White went 1. e4, a faint voice from the future was heard saying:

    "It is as of move 1 that we have a completely new game"

  7. Something tells me the next world champion title match will be resolved in classical section, and very quickly.

  8. so called "World champion" is losing in a poor way 🙂

  9. I believe if Prag becomes world champion, then Magnus may be motivated to play the world cup again.

  10. Did someone say Déjà vu?? 👂

  11. When the pandemic ended, i stopped frequenting this channel. But im proud to say that i was an early Pragg bandwagoner and its great to see my hopes and suspicions about him(as well as Sarin) come true. Hes a formidable,champion level player.

  12. Why Pragg win with black pieces is special— White on average beats Black in 55 percent of them (Elo ratings of 2100 or above), but for elite players (Elo ratings of 2700 or above), the winning percentage is 64 percent.

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