Veselin Topalov Takes the Lead after Round 5 in Sinquefield Cup 2016

Topalov is ahead by half a point with 4 rounds to go in the tournament.

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Former FIDE World Champion Veselin Topalov beat China’s No. 1 Ding Liren in Round 5 of Sinquefield Cup 2016 to take the lead from the rest of the pack.

Veselin Topalov leads the pack after Round 5. Photo credit: Grand Chess Tour
Veselin Topalov leads the pack after Round 5. Photo credit: Grand Chess Tour

Sinquefield Cup 2016 Round 5 Results

NameRtgRes.NameRtg
Anish Giri27691/2-1/2Levon Aronian2784
Viswanathan Anand27701/2-1/2Wesley So2771
Veselin Topalov27611-0Ding Liren2755
Peter Svidler27511/2-1/2Hikaru Nakamura2791
Fabiano Caruana28071/2-1/2M. Vachier-Lagrave2819

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Wesley So ventured on several pawn sacrifices in his Round 5 game against Viswanathan Anand, but in the end the position stood even, and they agreed to a draw after their 30th move.Replay »

Thus, with 5 rounds down and 4 more to go in this tournament, Veselin Topalov is sitting pretty at the No. 1 spot, while Wesley So, Viswanathan Anand, and Levon Aronian share the 2nd to 4th places.

Sinquefield Cup 2016 Ranking after 5 Rounds

#NamePtsSB
1Topalov, Veselin3.57.00
2So, Wesley3.07.50
Anand, Viswanathan3.07.00
Aronian, Levon3.06.25
5Caruana, Fabiano2.56.50
Nakamura, Hikaru2.56.00
7Ding, Liren2.05.50
Giri, Anish2.05.00
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2.04.75
10Svidler, Peter1.53.50

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