For decades, Russia and the United States were the only two superpowers in the world… failures.
But yesterday that changed when Ding Liren became the first Chinese to win the World Chess Championship.
He beat Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi yesterday to take the title from Magnus Carlsen, who refused to defend the competition.
The two finished with seven points each after 14 first-leg games played in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Mr. Ding then claimed the victory in a tie-break.
Ding Liren yesterday became the first Chinese to win the World Chess Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Russia’s Ian Nepomniachtchi reacts as China’s Ding Liren speaks after their FIDE World Chess Championship tiebreaker in Astana
China has dominated women’s tournaments since the 1990s. World champion Ju Wenjun will face compatriot Lei Tingjie in July to defend her title.
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