In Round 9 action of the US Chess Championship 2017, Wesley So won against Jeffery Xiong, while Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana both lost to Alexander Onischuk and Varuzhan Akobian, respectively.
US Chess Championship 2017 Round 9 Results
|1||Akobian, Varuzhan||1-0||Caruana, Fabiano|
|2||Nakamura, Hikaru||0-1||Onischuk, Alexander|
|3||Naroditsky, Daniel||½-½||Shabalov, Alexander|
|4||Robson, Ray||½-½||Zherebukh, Yaroslav|
|5||Kamsky, Gata||½-½||Shankland, Samuel L|
|6||Xiong, Jeffery||0-1||So, Wesley|
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Thus, at the end of Round 9, Wesley So and Varuzhan Akobian share the lead, with two more rounds to go.
US Chess Championship 2017 Ranking After Round 9
|1||GM So, Wesley||6.0||2822|
|2||GM Akobian, Varuzhan||6.0||2645|
|3||GM Onischuk, Alexander||5.5||2667|
|4||GM Zherebukh, Yaroslav||5.0||2605|
|5||GM Caruana, Fabiano||4.5||2817|
|6||GM Nakamura, Hikaru||4.5||2793|
|7||GM Robson, Ray||4.0||2668|
|8||GM Shankland, Samuel L||4.0||2666|
|9||GM Kamsky, Gata||4.0||2659|
|10||GM Naroditsky, Daniel||4.0||2646|
|11||GM Xiong, Jeffery||3.5||2674|
|12||GM Shabalov, Alexander||3.0||2556|
Wesley So is set to face Gata Kamsky and Daniel Naroditsky in the last two rounds, while Akobian is playing against Ray Robson and Hikaru Nakamura.
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Caloy Rosales Alba
Congrats for a round 9 win. Go Wesley So.
Fingers crossed u be champion or co champion. Just win 1 game more and a draw. . .
Alvin Salvador Ladion
GOD bless so.
Win or Draw congrats!