Wesley So Wins London Chess Classic 2016 and Grand Chess Tour 2016 Titles

It’s a proud moment for Wesley So. He ends the year on a high note.

This, after Wesley So drew his final round game against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, while his closest contender for the London title, Fabiano Caruana, settled for draws as well against Anish Giri.

London Chess Classic 2016 Round 9 Results

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Interesting to note that Veselin Topalov finally scored a win against Levon Aronian in Round 9. He’s not going home scoreless after all, although at the bottom of the ranking nonetheless.

Replay all Round 9 games below:[replay]

London Chess Classic 2016 Final Ranking

Thus, with three wins and six draws, Wesley So is the winner of the London Chess Classic 2016!

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Replay all the games of the London Chess Classic 2016.

Grand Chess Tour 2016 Final Tally

Now, having won the Sinquefield Cup and a runner up in Leuven earlier this year, Wesley So is your Grand Chess Tour 2016 champion!

Grand Chess Tour 2016 Final Ranking

This is a big feat, indeed, for Wesley So. He will also start the year 2017 being a member of the super-elite club of 2800. Next stop: World Champioship.

Photo credit: London Chess Classic


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  1. Great achievement!! Congrats again Wesley , you ended the year with a bang! hoping for more big tournaments to win next year, overtake Caruana for 2nd ranking and a shot at Magnus, more big prizes you deserve all those. God bless.

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