This is Wesley So‘s 56th game without a loss. His last loss was in Round 4 of Bilbao Masters Final 2016 against the World Champion, Magnus Carlsen, where he finished fourth. Moreover, this is his third super-tournament title in a row, following the Sinquefield Cup and London Chess Classic.
Wesley So, playing as black, won his final round game against Ian Nepomniachtchi. This win enabled So to secure the Tata Steel Masters 2017 title, his first for Tata Steel, with a clear point ahead of the runner-up, Magnus Carlsen.
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This win also enabled So to rank second in the Live Ratings, after Fabiano Caruana lost to Nigel Short in Round 6 in Gibraltar, just 16 ELO points behind the World Champion:
Tata Steel Masters 2017 Round 13 Results
It was an action-packed final round, as 5 out of 7 games were decisive:
|1||Carlsen, Magnus||½-½||Karjakin, Sergey|
|2||Wei, Yi||0-1||Wojtaszek, Radoslaw|
|3||Giri, Anish||½-½||Eljanov, Pavel|
|4||Andreikin, Dmitry||1-0||Aronian, Levon|
|5||Nepomniachtchi, Ian||0-1||So, Wesley|
|6||Rapport, Richard||0-1||Adhiban, Baskaran|
|7||Van Wely, Loek||1-0||Harikrishna, Pentala|
Tata Steel Masters 2017 Final Ranking
|14||Van Wely, Loek||NED||2695||3.5||20.75|
Wesley So Interview after winning Tata Steel Masters 2017
Pictures from the Awarding Ceremony
A proud Filipino, indeed! Wesley So once again wore his barong as he received his trophy for the Tata Steel Masters 2017 title.
Photo Credit: Tata Steel Chess