Wesley So defeated former and current world champions and leads Leuven after 6 rapid rounds

Day 2 of Your Next Move 2017, the second leg of Grand Chess Tour 2017, resumed in Leuven, Belgium for Rounds 4 to 6 of Rapid games.

The Your Next Move 2017 tournament format can be best described by the following chart:

Your Next Move 2017 Tournament Format

After 6 rounds of rapid chess, 22 games were decisive against 8 draws. That’s a high 73% decisive games percentage.

At the end of round 6, Wesley So leads by a full 1 point game (2 points by Your Next Move standards) with 4 wins and 2 draws. He defeated former world champions Vladimir Kramnik and Viswanathan Anand, as well as the current world champion Magnus Carlsen in the first 6 rapid rounds of this tournament.

Baadur Jobava lost all his 6 games. Now Anish Giri, Viswanathan Anand, and Vladimir Kramnik must be anxious that they might be the ones who won’t win against Jobava.

Your Next Move 2017 Rapid Day 2 Results

Round 4 Results

#WhiteResultsBlack
1So, Wesley1-0Jobava, Baadur
2Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime½-½Carlsen, Magnus
3Aronian, Levon1-0Anand, Viswanathan
4Ivanchuk, Vassily0-1Giri, Anish
5Kramnik, Vladimir½-½Nepomniachtchi, Ian
 

Replay Round 4 games below. Select games from the upper left drop-down list.

Round 5 Results

#WhiteResultsBlack
1Carlsen, Magnus1-0Kramnik, Vladimir
2Giri, Anish½-½So, Wesley
3Nepomniachtchi, Ian1-0Aronian, Levon
4Anand, Viswanathan1-0Ivanchuk, Vassily
5Jobava, Baadur0-1Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
 

Replay Round 5 games below. Select games from the upper left drop-down list.

Round 6 Results

#WhiteResultsBlack
1So, Wesley1-0Anand, Viswanathan
2Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime½-½Giri, Anish
3Carlsen, Magnus1-0Jobava, Baadur
4Ivanchuk, Vassily1-0Nepomniachtchi, Ian
5Kramnik, Vladimir0-1Aronian, Levon
 

Replay Round 6 games below. Select games from the upper left drop-down list.

Your Next Move 2017 Ranking after Rapid Round 6

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Photos courtesy of: Grand Chess Tour

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