Wesley So Wins Sinquefield Cup 2016

Three draws in the last three rounds were all it took for Wesley So to bag home the title.


With a score of 5.5 out of 9 games, with draws in the last three games, Wesley So emerged as the victor in this year’s Sinquefield Cup, the third leg of Grand Chess Tour 2016. That, despite of in the last round, Veselin Topalov had a winning position, which would have guaranteed him playoff games against So to determine the ultimate champion.

But in the end, Levon Aronian was able to hold off Topalov to a draw.Replay »

Results of the Round 9 games follow:

Sinquefield Cup 2016 Round 9 Results

Veselin Topalov27611/2-1/2Levon Aronian2792
Peter Svidler27511/2-1/2Viswanathan Anand2770
Fabiano Caruana28071-0Anish Giri2769
M. Vachier-Lagrave28191/2-1/2Wesley So2771
Hikaru Nakamura27911-0Ding Liren2755

Thus, Wesley So was the clear winner of the tournament by 1/2 point over Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian, Fabiano Caruana, and Veselin Topalov.

Sinquefield Cup 2016 Final Ranking

1So, Wesley5.524.50
2Anand, Viswanathan5.022.25
Aronian, Levon5.021.75
Caruana, Fabiano5.021.50
Topalov, Veselin5.021.00
6Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime4.520.25
Nakamura, Hikaru4.518.50
8Ding, Liren4.017.50
9Svidler, Peter3.515.25
10Giri, Anish3.014.50

With this tournament win, Wesley So now leads the Grand Chess Tour 2016 race with 30 points.


Look back at what happened in Grand Chess Tour Paris and Leuven.

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Photos credit: Grand Chess Tour.


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55 thoughts on “Wesley So Wins Sinquefield Cup 2016”

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  1. Look at our media, they would readily broadcast & sensationalize minor events but blackout on Wesley So’s achievements. Wesley has won the Bilbao, Capablanca, Las Vrgas Millionaires, and this Sinquefield, but nothing covered by the stupid tv media. I’m glad he joined the USCF.

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