Dead lock after 3 in Tbilisi

After 3 of 4 classical games, the score is tied at 1.5 - 1.5. Ding Liren will have white in the final game. If they still tie, there will be Rapid / Blitz / Armageddon playoff for the title. (Photo by @TbilisiWorldCup)

Aronian - Ding Liren (game 1) 1/2

  1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 d5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. e5 Ne46. Nf3 Bf5 7. Be2 d4 8. Nxe4 Bxe4 9. Bc4 Bd510. Qb3 Bxc4 11. Qxc4 Nc6 12. O-O Qd7 13. d3 Qe614. Qxe6+ fxe6 15. Ng5 Kd7 16. f4 Be7 17. Ne4 Raf818. Bd2 g5 19. g3 Rhg8 20. Kh1 gxf4 21. gxf4 Rg622. Rac1 Rfg8 23. a3 a5 24. Rf3 b6 25. Rh3 R8g726. Ng3 Nd8 27. b4 axb4 28. axb4 b5 29. Kg2 Nc630. Rb1 Rf7 31. Rh5 Rg8 32. Rh6 Bf8 33. Rh3 Be734. Rh6 Bf8 35. Rh3 Be7 1/2

Ding Liren - Aronian (game 2) 1/2

  1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 O-O6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Qxc4 Bc6 10. Bg5 a511. Nc3 Na6 12. e3 Nb4 13. Rfd1 Nd7 14. Bxe7 Qxe715. e4 Rfd8 16. Rd2 Nb6 17. Qe2 Be8 18. b3 c519. Qe3 Rac8 20. Rc1 c4 21. d5 Qc5 22. Qxc5 Rxc523. dxe6 Rxd2 24. Nxd2 fxe6 25. Bf1 cxb3 26. Nxb3 Rc727. Nxa5 Nxa4 28. Na2 Rxc1 29. Nxc1 Nc5 30. Ncb3 b631. Nxc5 bxa5 32. Bc4 a4 33. Kf1 a3 34. Nb3 Ba435. Nc1 Bc2 36. Ke2 Bxe4 37. Bxe6+ Kf8 38. Kd2 Ke739. Bb3 Nd5 40. Ne2 Kd6 41. f3 Bb1 42. Kc1 Bg643. Nd4 Nc7 44. Ne2 Kc5 45. Nf4 Bf5 46. g4 Bd747. g5 Nb5 48. Bg8 Bf5 49. Nh5 g6 50. Ng3 Bd351. Bxh7 Nd4 52. Ne4+ Kb4 53. Bg8 Nxf3 54. Nf6 Kc555. h3 Kd4 56. Ba2 Nxg5 57. h4 Ne4 58. Nd7 Nc559. Nf6 Ke5 60. Nd5 Bf5 61. Ne3 Nd3+ 62. Kc2 Nb4+63. Kb3 Nxa2 64. Kxa2 Ke4 65. Nc2 Kf4 66. Nd4 Kg467. Kxa3 Kxh4 68. Kb2 Kg3 69. Kc3 Kf2 70. Kd2 Bg471. Nc2 g5 72. Ne3 Be2 73. Nd5 Bg4 74. Nf6 Bf5 75. Kd1 1/2

Aronian - Ding Liren (game 3) 1/2

  1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 dxc4 5. Qa4+ Bd76. Qxc4 c5 7. Ne5 Qc8 8. Qd3 Nc6 9. Nxd7 Nxd710. Qb3 Be7 11. Nc3 O-O 12. O-O Rd8 13. d3 Nb614. Be3 Nd4 15. Bxd4 Rxd4 16. Rfc1 Rd7 17. a4 Qd818. a5 Nd5 19. Nxd5 exd5 20. d4 cxd4 21. Rc2 g622. Bh3 Rc7 23. Rac1 Rxc2 24. Rxc2 b6 25. Bg2 Rc826. Rxc8 Qxc8 27. Bxd5 Qf5 28. Qc4 bxa5 29. b3 d330. exd3 Bd8 31. Qe4 1/2
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