American So close to victory at Tata Steel Chess


American So close to victory at Tata Steel Chess

The American Wesley So is close to the title at the Tata Steel Chess in Wijk aan Zee. The 23-year-old chess player, born in the Philippines, ensured the Saturday in the twelfth and penultimate round, leadership position.

With the white pieces, he knew an attack from the number two, Yi Wei from China. After the 32nd move was a draw was a fact. This was So on eight points. The 17-year-old Yi Wei is 7.5 points.

World champion and defending champion Magnus Carlsen also still a chance at the gold. The Norwegian defeated with black after sixty convert Pavel Eljanov from the Ukraine. Thus he came also on 7,5 points.

Also Levon Aronian after twelve parties on 7,5 points. The Armenian won the Saturday of Loek van Wely, who, with 2.5 points hekkensluiter remained. Anish Giri remiseerde with Baskaran Adhiban from India and with six points in the middle.

So close the tournament on Sunday against the Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi, who is five points. Carlsen is playing in his last game with white against the Russian Sergey Karjakin, who is he at the end of november in a duel for the gold medal defeated.

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