Aronian is 2017 World Cup Champion!

Armenian GM Levon Aronian defeated Chinese GM Ding Liren 2-0 in the Rapid Playoff to win 2017 World Cup! Photo by http://tbilisi2017.fide.com

Levon Aronian - Ding Liren (Playoff Game 1)

  1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. d4 c6 5. Bg5 h66. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. Qb3 Nd7 8. e4 dxe4 9. Nxe4 Qf410. Bd3 e5 11. O-O Be7 12. Rae1 exd4 13. Bb1 O-O14. Ng3 Bd8 15. Qd3 g6 16. h4 Nf6 17. h5 g5 18. Ne5 Ba519. Ng6 Qd2 20. Ne7+ Kg7 21. Qb3 Qf4 22. Rd1 Bb623. Ngf5+ Bxf5 24. Nxf5+ Kh8 25. g3 Qg4 26. Nxh6 Qxh527. Kg2 d3 28. Qc3 Kg7 29. Nf5+ Kg6 30. Rh1 1-0

Ding Liren - Levon Aronian (Playoff Game 2)

  1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. cxd5 exd56. Bf4 c6 7. e3 Bf5 8. Be2 O-O 9. O-O Be7 10. Nh4 Bg611. Nxg6 hxg6 12. Qb3 Qb6 13. Qc2 a5 14. g4 Nbd715. g5 Ne8 16. e4 dxe4 17. Nxe4 Qd8 18. h4 Nb619. Be5 Nd5 20. Bg4 Kh8 21. Rae1 Nef6 22. gxf6 gxf623. Bh2 f5 24. Bxf5 gxf5 25. Qd1 Rg8+ 26. Kh1 Rg427. Ng3 Rxh4 28. Nxf5 Rh7 29. Nxe7 Nxe7 30. Re5 Nf531. Rfe1 Qh4 32. Re8+ Kg7 33. Rg1+ Kf6 0-1
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