Wesley So Retains Lead By the End of Round 5 – US Chess Championship 2017

Wesley So drew his game against Yaroslav Zherebukh in Round 5 of the US Chess Championship 2017, to retain his lead going into the break day.

Varuzhan Akobian and Ray Robson won their games in Round 5 to join the 3 others in second place. Gata Kamsky won too. Check out the results of Round 5 below:

US Chess Championship 2017 Round 5 Results

1Nakamura, Hikaru½-½Naroditsky, Daniel
2Zherebukh, Yaroslav½-½So, Wesley
3Akobian, Varuzhan1-0Shankland, Samuel L
4Robson, Ray1-0Shabalov, Alexander
5Onischuk, Alexander½-½Caruana, Fabiano
6Xiong, Jeffery0-1Kamsky, Gata

Replay all Round 5 games below:[replay]

5 rounds down, and 6 more rounds to go for the tournament. Today is rest day for the players. And here’s how the standings look so far:

US Chess Championship 2017 Ranking After Round 5

1GM So, Wesley3.52822
2GM Nakamura, Hikaru3.02793
3GM Robson, Ray3.02668
4GM Naroditsky, Daniel3.02646
5GM Akobian, Varuzhan3.02645
6GM Zherebukh, Yaroslav3.02605
7GM Caruana, Fabiano2.52817
8GM Onischuk, Alexander2.52667
9GM Xiong, Jeffery2.02674
10GM Shankland, Samuel L2.02666
11GM Kamsky, Gata2.02659
12GM Shabalov, Alexander0.52556

Replay all the games played so far: US Chess Championship 2017.

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