Ding Liren stunned Carlsen 3-1 in the playoff to win 2019 Sinquefield Cup

This is the first time Carlsen has lost a playoff since he became World Champion

After having a very comfortable time in the first two rapid games, Ding Liren dominated the two blitz game to defeat Carlsen by the score of 3-1 in the playoff to win 2019 Sinquefield Cup!

Ding, Liren - Carlsen, Magnus 1-0
Sinquefield Cup Blitz Playoff Game 1

1 c4 Nf6 2. g3 e6 3. Bg2 d5 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. Qa4+ Nbd7 6. Qxc4 a6 7. Qc2 c5 8. Nc3 Qc7 9. d4 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Bc5 11. Nb3 Bd6 12. O-O O-O 13. Rd1 Be5 14. Be3 Nd5 15. Bxd5 exd5 16. Rac1 Nf6 17. Nxd5 Nxd5 18. Rxd5 Qxc2 19. Rxc2 Bf6 20. Nc5 Re8 21. Bd4 Be7 22. Re5 f6 23. Re3 Bf5 24. Rd2 Bxc5 25. Rxe8+ Rxe8 26. Bxc5 Rc8 27. b4 a5 28. a3 axb4 29. axb4 Rc7 30. f3 Rd7 31. Ra2 h5 32. Kf2 Kf7 33. h4 Be6 34. Ra8 b5 35. e4 Bc4 36. Ke3 Rd3+ 37. Kf4 Rd7 38. Rh8 Kg6 39. g4 hxg4 40. fxg4 Kf7 41. h5 Bb3 42. e5 fxe5+ 43. Kxe5 Rd5+ 44. Kf4 Rd1 45. Rf8+ Ke6 46. Re8+ Kf7 47. Rf8+ Ke6 48. Kg5 Bc2 49. Re8+ Kf7 50. Re7+ Kg8 51. Rb7 Rd5+ 52. Kh4 Bd3 53. g5 Rd8 54. g6 Bc4 55. Kg5 Rd5+ 56. Kf4 Rd8 57. Bd6 Be2 58. Be5 Bxh5 59. Kg5 Be2 60. Rxg7+ Kf8 61. Rf7+ Ke8 62. Kf6 Bc4 63. Rh7 Rd1 64. Re7+ Kd8 65. Ra7 Rf1+ 66. Kg7 Ke8 67. Bf6 Re1 68. Kh8 Rh1+ 69. Kg7 Re1 70. Rb7 Re2 71. Ra7 Re1 72. Rc7 Re2 73. Ra7 Re1 74. Ra3 Re2 75. Ra8+ Kd7 76. Kf8 Rf2 77. Kg7 Rg2 78. Rd8+ Ke6 79. Re8+ Kd7 80. Re5 Kd6 81. Re3 Kd7 82. Re7+ Kd6 83. Re3 Kd7 84. Kh6 Rh2+ 85. Kg7 Rg2 86. Bd4 Rg4 87. Bc5 Rg2 1-0

Carlsen, Magnus - Ding, Liren 0-1
Sinquefield Cup Blitz Playoff Game 2

1 e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 Na5 9. Bc2 c5 10. d4 cxd4 11. cxd4 O-O 12. h3 Re8 13. d5 Bd7 14. Nc3 Qb8 15. Bd3 Rc8 16. Ne2 Nb7 17. g4 Nc5 18. Ng3 Nxd3 19. Qxd3 b4 20. Re1 Qb5 21. Qd1 Rc7 22. Be3 Rac8 23. Nd2 g6 24. b3 Qb7 25. Nc4 Bb5 26. Na5 Qb8 27. Qd2 Rc3 28. a3 bxa3 29. Nc6 Bxc6 30. Qxc3 Bxd5 31. Qa5 Bxe4 32. g5 Ba8 33. Qxa6 Nd5 34. Ba7 Qc7 35. Rec1 Qxc1+ 36. Rxc1 Rxc1+ 37. Kh2 Bc6 38. Qxa3 Bxg5 39. Qxd6 Bf4 40. Bc5 Ne7 0-1

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