Wesley So Wins London Chess Classic 2016 and Grand Chess Tour 2016 Titles

It’s a proud moment for Wesley So. He ends the year on a high note.

This, after Wesley So drew his final round game against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, while his closest contender for the London title, Fabiano Caruana, settled for draws as well against Anish Giri.

London Chess Classic 2016 Round 9 Results

1So, Wesley½-½Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
2Anand, Viswanathan½-½Kramnik, Vladimir
3Giri, Anish½-½Caruana, Fabiano
4Aronian, Levon0-1Topalov, Veselin
5Adams, Michael½-½Nakamura, Hikaru

Interesting to note that Veselin Topalov finally scored a win against Levon Aronian in Round 9. He’s not going home scoreless after all, although at the bottom of the ranking nonetheless.

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London Chess Classic 2016 Final Ranking

Thus, with three wins and six draws, Wesley So is the winner of the London Chess Classic 2016!

1So, WesleyUSA27946 25.00
2Caruana, FabianoUSA2823 23.25
3Kramnik, VladimirRUS28095 21.00
4Anand, ViswanathanIND27795 20.50
5Nakamura, HikaruUSA27795 19.75
6Giri, AnishNED2771 20.25
7Aronian, LevonARM27854 19.50
8Vachier-Lagrave, MaximeFRA28044 17.50
9Adams, MichaelENG27484 16.50
10Topalov, VeselinBUL27602 8.25

Replay all the games of the London Chess Classic 2016.

Grand Chess Tour 2016 Final Tally

Now, having won the Sinquefield Cup and a runner up in Leuven earlier this year, Wesley So is your Grand Chess Tour 2016 champion!

Grand Chess Tour 2016 Final Ranking

This is a big feat, indeed, for Wesley So. He will also start the year 2017 being a member of the super-elite club of 2800. Next stop: World Champioship.

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45 thoughts on “Wesley So Wins London Chess Classic 2016 and Grand Chess Tour 2016 Titles”

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  1. i verily suspect that our sports and olympic officials are paid not to produce gold medalist athlete…who pays? hahahahaha may be other countries…our great athletes are playing for other countries not only for chess…but for other sports….PERO DI PINALABAS SA MEDIA….

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