Ding Liren leads World Cup
Convincing Win in Game-2
The Chinese superstar was just better prepared in today’s game. Featuring the Mikenas Attack in the English (1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.e4!?) , which occurs more often in Ding’s games than in Radjabov’s, both players played ‘theory’ up to the 17th move.
It soon became clear that Radjabov was not happy with his position. He voluntarily weakened his game (…e5 and …a5) without getting any counterplay and this allowed Ding to break in on the Kingside and get a winning advantage.
A final blunder by Radjabov immediately ended the game, but he was hopelessly lost anyway.
Ding now leads the best of 4 games match 1.5 to 0.5.
gm Ding Liren – gm Radjabov
World Cup Final g2 1.10.2019
Photo by David Llada.