GM Veselin Topalov appears to have made losing a habit in the first 6 rounds of London Chess Classic 2016. This is his fifth loss in 6 games. He is now out of the top 20 in the live ratings list.
His latest tragedy in the 6th round came from the tournament leader, Wesley So. Fabiano Caruana and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won their games as well against Hikaru Nakamura and Levon Aronian, respectively.
London Chess Classic 2016 Round 6 Results
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This win by Wesley So in the 6th round inches him closer to the Grand Chess Tour title, and thus the additional $100,000 purse. He’s also inching closer to Vladimir Kramnik for the 3rd spot in the live ratings. They are now only separated by some 4 ELO points:
So still leads the London race with 4.5 points, followed closely by Caruana with 4 points. They both have yet to face each other in Round 8.
Wesley So is set to face Vladimir Kramnik, Fabiano Caruana, and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the 7th to 9th rounds.
London Chess Classic 2016 Ranking after Round 6
Meanwhile, Anish Giri is still the master of draws in this tournament, with 6 draws in 6 games.
Replay all the games played so far in London Chess Classic 2016.
Photos credit: London Chess Classic.
Jo Ma Qui
Wesley So won!
Caloy Rosales Alba
Congrats Wesley. I know you can win more games. God bless always and be humble of your blessings.
SO far, SO good
And So its Winsley
Geoffrey Afinidad Toledo
master of draws wont give giri the title…
Ma hilig ka pala sa chess pacs ….!
Third in the world and a Caviteno,but under US flag eat your heart out Pinas!
Wesley is preparing well for the candidates tournament to challenge world champ Carlsen. Go Wesley …Pinoy pride!!!
Wesley So is a Filipino great .