Ding Liren Whets Appetite for Magnus Carlsen Match

Ding Liren vs. Wesley So at the World Cup

Chinese Grandmaster Ding Liren has already qualified for the 2018 Candidates set for Berlin in March. Next week he faces Magnus Carlsen in rapid and blitz at the Champions Showdown in Saint Louis.

Today Ding Liren gave us even more to look forward to in Saint Louis. He seems to be in excellent form, thrilling fans today with an incredible game in the Chinese Chess League on the black side of the Nimzo. Consider taking out your chess board and pieces to ruminate over this aesthetic king hunt.

Find more details on the Champions Showdown here.

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