It’s a proud moment for
Wesley So. He ends the year on a high note.
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
# White Result Black 1 So, Wesley ½-½ Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 2 Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ Kramnik, Vladimir 3 Giri, Anish ½-½ Caruana, Fabiano 4 Aronian, Levon 0-1 Topalov, Veselin 5 Adams, Michael ½-½ Nakamura, 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.
Replay all Round 9 games below:
London Chess Classic 2016 Final Ranking
Thus, with three wins and six draws,
Wesley So is the winner of the London Chess Classic 2016!
# Name FED Rating Pts. SB 1 So, Wesley USA 2794 6 25.00 2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2823 5½ 23.25 3 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2809 5 21.00 4 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2779 5 20.50 5 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2779 5 19.75 6 Giri, Anish NED 2771 4½ 20.25 7 Aronian, Levon ARM 2785 4 19.50 8 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2804 4 17.50 9 Adams, Michael ENG 2748 4 16.50 10 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2760 2 8.25
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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