Ding Liren Gives a Master Class from the Black Side of the Ruy Lopez!
Ding Liren

Ding Liren Gives a Master Class from the Black Side of the Ruy Lopez!

kamalakanta
kamalakanta
Jan 16, 2019, 8:14 PM |
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There are two openings you must master if you want to be a World Champion: The Ruy Lopez and the Queen's Gambit. If you look at the great World Champions, all of them could play these openings extremly well from either side!

In round 5 of the Tata Steel Tournament, Ding Liren won in explosive fashion against GM Shankland. It was a Master Class, in terms of showing the potential of Black's attack on the queenside.

I can only admire this kind of play; I cannot understand it. it is too deep, too good. But as a chess fan, I can really appreciate the energy displayed by Ding Liren's pieces!