Check out how Wesley So stayed 0 points after two rounds in the Candidates Tournament 2018.
APECC (Ayala-Paseo Executive Chess Club) is holding a tournament once again that will cater to all non-master, executive chess players around Metro Manila. See below details:
Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018; 9am (Round 1 starts at 10am)
Venue: Shakeys Makati Square (Air-conditioned), Chino Roces Ave., Makati City
Eligibility: Executive chess players
*** those employed with managerial and supervisory functions in private and government offices, service professionals, legal and medical practitioners, accountants, engineers, and others deemed qualified by screening committee – working professionals with college degree/diploma.
Rating: Not higher than 2055 NCFP Rating as of March 1, 2018
We saw a lot of blood drawn in the opening round of the Candidates Tournament 2018, the tournament that will determine who will be this year’s challenger to Magnus Carlsen in the World Chess Championship 2018.
Candidates Tournament 2018 Round 1 Results
|Kramnik, Vladimir||1-0||Grischuk, Alexander|
|Caruana, Fabiano||1-0||So, Wesley|
|Aronian, Levon||½-½||Ding, Liren|
|Karjakin, Sergey||0-1||Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar|
London Chess Classic 2017 Final Results
They headed to the 4-round 10m+5spm tiebreak matches, and Caruana eventually won with 3 draws and the Game 4 win.
We saw four draws in four classical games in the two semi-final matches (replay). Thus both match-ups headed to the playoffs.
In the match-up between Wesley So and Ding Liren, the first pair of rapid games (25mins + 10sec) ended in further draws, but in the second pair of rapid games (10mins + 10sec), Ding Liren drew first blood in the first game and in the second game he was happy enough for the draw. Replay games here.
Wesley So vs. Ding Liren match-up results – FIDE World Cup 2017 Semifinals
Big names that were not able to make it to the Final Four include Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Vladimir Kramnik, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Grischuk, Viswanathan Anand, Sergey Karjakin and Anish Giri.
Remember, the winners (2) of the Semi-Final round are secured a spot in next year’s Candidates tournament.