Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013 Round 7: World Title Challenger Boris Gelfand joined Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the lead at the tournament with this win over Chinese GM Ding Liren. The latter’s blunder in middlegame and later time trouble allowed White to cruise to an important win. Replay the game below with Chess King. You can read a full report on the seventh round at this super chess tournament on Chess Blog.


Gelfand, Boris (2739) – Ding, Liren (2707)

Result: 1-0
Site: St Petersburg
Date: 2013.04.29
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