Wesley So Beats Kramnik in Round 5 Shamkir Chess 2017

Wesley So won his Round 5 game against the former World Champion, Vladimir Kramnik, in the 4th Vugar Gashimov Memorial – Shamkir Chess 2017. As such, So reclaimed the 2nd place in the live ratings ranking:

Meanwhile, Sergey Karjakin also won in this round against another former FIDE World Champion, Veselin Topalov.

Shamkir Chess 2017 Round 5 Results

1Eljanov, Pavel½-½Wojtaszek, Radoslaw
2So, Wesley1-0Kramnik, Vladimir
3Karjakin, Sergey1-0Topalov, Veselin
4Radjabov, Teimour½-½Adams, Michael
5Harikrishna, Pentala½-½Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar

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At the end of Round 5, Mamedyarov still leads, followed closely behind by Adams and Eljanov. So shares the 4th spot with Karjakin, Topalov and Kramnik with his 1 win, 1 loss, and 3 draws record.

Shamkir Chess 2017 Ranking After Round 5

1Mamedyarov, ShakhriyarAZE2772 3.5 8.50
2Adams, MichaelENG2761 3.0 7.50
Eljanov, PavelUKR2751 3.0 6.00
4So, WesleyUSA2822 2.5 6.25
Karjakin, SergeyRUS2783 2.5 6.00
Topalov, VeselinBUL2741 2.5 6.00
Kramnik, VladimirRUS2811 2.5 4.75
8Wojtaszek, RadoslawPOL2745 2.0 5.25
Radjabov, TeimourAZE2710 2.0 5.25
10Harikrishna, PentalaIND2755 1.5 4.00

Rest day follows Round 5. Round 6 resumes tomorrow.

Replay all the games: 4th Vugar Gashimov Memorial – Shamkir Chess 2017.

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