Ding Liren is the first of 16 players to be confirmed for the Skilling Open, the opening event of the $1.5 million Champions Chess Tour that starts on November 22nd. The Chinese world no. 3 reached the Final 4 of the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour and will be one of the favourites for the new 10-tournament season. That’s not all, as Ding Liren will today take on chess24 Premium users in a Banter Blitz session starting at 15:00 CET!
Ding Liren, playing from behind the Great Firewall of China, had the most internet problems of any player on the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour, with one of the most memorable moments of the whole tour coming when Magnus sacrificed his queen on move 3 to compensate for a loss by disconnect.
- Champions Chess Tour website
- Ding Liren’s chess24 profile
- The King’s Gambit: Magnus Carlsen launches $1.5 million Champions Chess Tour