Peaceful start at World Cup Final

Both finalists, Ding Liren and Radjabov, qualified for the Candidates Tournament

Bronze medal match

Yu Yangyi vs MVL

1 d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Qb3 dxc4 6. Qxc4 O-O 7. e4 Nc6 8. Be2 e5 9. d5 Nd4 10. Nxd4 exd4 11. Qxd4 c6 12. Qc4 b5 13. Qxc6 Bd7 14. Qd6 Re8 15. e5 Ng4 16. e6 fxe6 17. h3 Ne5 18. dxe6 Bxe6 19. Qxd8 Raxd8 20. Bxb5 Bc4 21. Bxe8 Nd3+ 22. Kf1 Bxc3 23. bxc3 Nxc1+ 24. Kg1 Ne2+ 25. Kh2 Rxe8 26. Rhe1 Bf7 27. c4 Bxc4 28. Rac1 Bb5 29. Rc7 a6 30. Ra7 Re4 31. Rd1 Rd4 32. Rxd4 Nxd4 33. a4 Bxa4 34. Rxa6 Bb3 35. Ra7 Bf7 36. Kg3 ½-½

Gold medal match

Radjabov v Ding Liren

1 e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. c3 d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. Rxe5 c6 12. d3 Bd6 13. Re1 Bf5 14. Qf3 Qh4 15. g3 Qh3 16. Nd2 Rae8 17. Ne4 Bg4 18. Qg2 Qxg2+ 19. Kxg2 f5 20. h3 Bh5 21. Bf4 Bxf4 22. gxf4 fxe4 23. dxe4 Bf3+ 24. Kxf3 Rxf4+ 25. Kg3 Rfxe4 26. Rxe4 Rxe4 27. a4 Re2 28. axb5 axb5 29. Bxd5+ cxd5 30. Rd1 Rxb2 31. Rxd5 Rb3 32. f3 Rxc3 33. Rxb5 ½-½

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