Former FIDE World Champion Veselin Topalov beat China’s No. 1 Ding Liren in Round 5 of Sinquefield Cup 2016 to take the lead from the rest of the pack.
Sinquefield Cup 2016 Round 5 Results
|Anish Giri||2769||1/2-1/2||Levon Aronian||2784|
|Viswanathan Anand||2770||1/2-1/2||Wesley So||2771|
|Veselin Topalov||2761||1-0||Ding Liren||2755|
|Peter Svidler||2751||1/2-1/2||Hikaru Nakamura||2791|
|Fabiano Caruana||2807||1/2-1/2||M. Vachier-Lagrave||2819|
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Wesley So ventured on several pawn sacrifices in his Round 5 game against Viswanathan Anand, but in the end the position stood even, and they agreed to a draw after their 30th move.[replay]
Thus, with 5 rounds down and 4 more to go in this tournament, Veselin Topalov is sitting pretty at the No. 1 spot, while Wesley So, Viswanathan Anand, and Levon Aronian share the 2nd to 4th places.
Sinquefield Cup 2016 Ranking after 5 Rounds