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VoiceTeimour Radjabov is a surprise finalist after eliminating France’s Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the other semi-final while Russians crash out in quartersChina’s world No 3, Ding Liren, is favourite to become the next challenger for Magnus Carlsen’s global crown but the 26-year-old’s chances of winning the deciding 2020 candidates could hang on what happens when he plays his compatriot Yu Yangyi in tie-break games on Saturday starting at 11am. Their games will be free and live to view online with expert commentary.
Chess: All-Chinese World Cup semi-final may spark controversy in tie-breaks
The Ding v Yu semi-final in the $1.6m World Cup at Khanty-Mansiysk, Siberia, is tied at 1-1, two draws, after the regulation classical games and will now be settled by speed tie-break games at increasingly faster time rates.

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