Wesley So wins Tata Steel Masters 2017 Title

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:

1Carlsen, Magnus½-½Karjakin, Sergey
2Wei, Yi0-1Wojtaszek, Radoslaw
3Giri, Anish½-½Eljanov, Pavel
4Andreikin, Dmitry1-0Aronian, Levon
5Nepomniachtchi, Ian0-1So, Wesley
6Rapport, Richard0-1Adhiban, Baskaran
7Van Wely, Loek1-0Harikrishna, Pentala
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Tata Steel Masters 2017 Final Ranking

1So, WesleyUSA2808 9.0 53.50
2Carlsen, MagnusNOR2840 8.0 51.25
3Adhiban, B.IND2653 7.5 47.00
Aronian, LevonARM2780 7.5 46.00
Wei, YiCHN2706 7.5 44.75
6Karjakin, SergeyRUS2785 7.0 43.00
Eljanov, PavelUKR2755 7.0 42.00
8Giri, AnishNED2773 6.5 41.00
9Harikrishna, P.IND2766 6.0 40.00
Andreikin, DmitryRUS2736 6.0 39.00
Wojtaszek, RadoslawPOL2750 6.0 35.75
12Nepomniachtchi, IanRUS2767 5.0 31.50
13Rapport, RichardHUN2702 4.5 28.00
14Van Wely, LoekNED2695 3.5 20.75

Replay all the games in Tata Steel Masters 2017.

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


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134 thoughts on “Wesley So wins Tata Steel Masters 2017 Title”

    1. Money? Wesly needs the the USA Chess Federation to break the elite in the chess world that our own Chess Federation cannot provides. Wesly go go go . . .

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