Wesley So Leads Tata Steel Masters 2017 after Round 5

It was an eventful Round 5 for Tata Steel Masters 2017, as 4 out of 7 games were decisive.

Wesley So on the driver’s seat after Round 5 of Tata Steel Masters 2017

Wesley So takes the driver’s seat at the end of Round 5 after he defeated Pentala Harikrishna, and Pavel Eljanov lost to Levon Aronian, while Magnus Carlsen drew with Ian Nepomniachtchi.

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Tata Steel Masters 2017 Round 5 Results

#WhiteResultBlack
1So, Wesley1-0Harikrishna, Pentala
2Eljanov, Pavel0-1Aronian, Levon
3Andreikin, Dmitry½-½Rapport, Richard
4Wei, Yi½-½Giri, Anish
5Karjakin, Sergey0-1Adhiban, Baskaran
6Wojtaszek, Radoslaw1-0Van Wely, Loek
7Nepomniachtchi, Ian½-½Carlsen, Magnus
 

Wesley’s success in 2016 appears to be spilling over to 2017. He has yet to lose a game after 49 successive games. This performance validates many analysts’ claim that he now is a legitimate contender to the world chess crown.

Tata Steel Masters 2017 Ranking after Round 5

#NameFEDRatingPtsSB
1So, WesleyUSA2808 4.0 7.50
2Carlsen, MagnusNOR2840 3.5 9.25
Eljanov, PavelUKR2755 3.5 5.25
4Aronian, LevonARM2780 3.0 8.00
5Giri, AnishNED2773 2.5 7.00
Harikrishna, P.IND2766 2.5 6.50
Andreikin, DmitryRUS2736 2.5 6.00
Wei, YiCHN2706 2.5 6.00
Karjakin, SergeyRUS2785 2.5 3.75
Wojtaszek, RadoslawPOL2750 2.5 3.50
11Nepomniachtchi, IanRUS2767 2.0 5.75
Adhiban, B.IND2653 2.0 4.25
13Rapport, RichardHUN2702 1.5 3.75
14Van Wely, LoekNED2695 0.5 1.00
 

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