His latest tragedy in the 6th round came from the tournament leader, Wesley So. Fabiano Caruana and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won their games as well against Hikaru Nakamura and Levon Aronian, respectively.
London Chess Classic 2016 Round 6 Results
|1||Caruana, Fabiano||1-0||Nakamura, Hikaru|
|2||Kramnik, Vladimir||½-½||Adams, Michael|
|3||Anand, Viswanathan||½-½||Giri, Anish|
|4||Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime||1-0||Aronian, Levon|
|5||Topalov, Veselin||0-1||So, Wesley|
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This win by Wesley So in the 6th round inches him closer to the Grand Chess Tour title, and thus the additional $100,000 purse. He’s also inching closer to Vladimir Kramnik for the 3rd spot in the live ratings. They are now only separated by some 4 ELO points:
So still leads the London race with 4.5 points, followed closely by Caruana with 4 points. They both have yet to face each other in Round 8.
Wesley So is set to face Vladimir Kramnik, Fabiano Caruana, and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the 7th to 9th rounds.
London Chess Classic 2016 Ranking after Round 6
Meanwhile, Anish Giri is still the master of draws in this tournament, with 6 draws in 6 games.
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