MVL defeated Svidler in game 2 of the rapid playoff to advance to the semifinal of the World Cup. He will face Aronian next. In the other matchup, So will take on Ding Liren.
Svidler – Vachier-Lagrave
1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nb4 6. Bc4 Nd3+ 7. Ke2 Nf4+ 8. Kf1 Ne6 9. h4 Nd4 10. d3 e6 11. Bf4 a6 12. Nxd4 cxd4 13. Ne2 Nc6 14. a3 Bd6 15. Bxd6 Qxd6 16. Qd2 Bd7 17. f4 e5 18. f5 g6 19. Ng3 Ne7 20. Qh6 O-O-O 21. h5 Kc7 22. Bxf7 gxf5 23. Qxd6+ Kxd6 24. exf5 Nxf5 25. Ne4+ Ke7 26. Bb3 Ne3+ 27. Ke2 Bc6 28. Rac1 Rhf8 29. Rh3 Nxg2 30. Rxc6 bxc6 31. Rg3 Nf4+ 32. Ke1 Rb8 33. Rg7+ Kd8 34. Bf7 Rb7 0-1
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