With a score of 5.5 out of 9 games, with draws in the last three games, Wesley So emerged as the victor in this year’s Sinquefield Cup, the third leg of Grand Chess Tour 2016. That, despite of in the last round, Veselin Topalov had a winning position, which would have guaranteed him playoff games against So to determine the ultimate champion.
Topalov-Aronian's ending is mate in 38 for White. With accurate play Topalov will play a tiebreak with So tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/PObMa4YNIa
— Lennart Ootes (@LennartOotes) August 14, 2016
Results of the Round 9 games follow:
Sinquefield Cup 2016 Round 9 Results
|Veselin Topalov||2761||1/2-1/2||Levon Aronian||2792|
|Peter Svidler||2751||1/2-1/2||Viswanathan Anand||2770|
|Fabiano Caruana||2807||1-0||Anish Giri||2769|
|M. Vachier-Lagrave||2819||1/2-1/2||Wesley So||2771|
|Hikaru Nakamura||2791||1-0||Ding Liren||2755|
Sinquefield Cup 2016 Final Ranking
With this tournament win, Wesley So now leads the Grand Chess Tour 2016 race with 30 points.
Look back at what happened in Grand Chess Tour Paris and Leuven.
Replay all the games from:
- Sinquefield Cup 2016
- Your Next Move — Grand Chess Tour 2016 Rapid Games
- Your Next Move — Grand Chess Tour 2016 Blitz Games
- Grand Chess Tour Paris 2016 – Rapid Round
- Grand Chess Tour Paris 2016 – Blitz Round
Photos credit: Grand Chess Tour.