King Ding | Shankland vs Liren Ding | Tata Steel Masters (2019)

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Samuel Shankland vs Ding Liren
Tata Steel Masters (2019), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 5, Jan-16
Ruy Lopez (C88)

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. h3 Bb7 9. d3 d6 10. c3 Na5 11. Bc2 c5 12. Nbd2 Re8 13. Nf1 h6 14. Ne3 Bf8 15. b4 cb4 16. cb4 Nc6 17. a3 d5 18. Ng4 Ng4 19. hg4 de4 20. de4 Qd1 21. Rd1 a5 22. ba5 Na5 23. Rb1 Bc6 24. Nd2 Red8 25. Kf1 Nb7 26. Rb3 Bd7 27. f3 Rac8 28. Bb1 b4 29. Rb2 Ba4 30. Re1 Rc7 31. Ba2 ba3 32. Rb6 Bc5 33. Rb1 Bc2

The 2019 Tata Steel Masters is a 14-player single round-robin taking place from 12-27 January. For its 81st edition the tournament boasts six Top 10 players including World Champion Magnus Carlsen and former champions Vladimir Kramnik and Vishy Anand. As well as the traditional venue in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands, rounds will be played in Alkmaar (16 January) and in Leiden (23 January).

The time control is 100 minutes for 40 moves followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment per move from move 1. If two or more players tie for first place then a 2-game blitz (5+3) playoff and, if still tied, an Armageddon game will be held 15 minutes after all the games in the Masters and Challengers have finished, though the monetary prizes will be shared evenly. Official website:

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