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American So follows Carlsen as the winner of Tata Steel Chess

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American So follows Carlsen as the winner of Tata Steel Chess

Wesley So has Sunday the Tata Steel Chess in Wijk aan Zee in his name. The American chess player is the successor of Magnus Carlsen.

The 23-year-old So, born in the Philippines, won Sunday in the thirteenth and final round, Ian Nepomniachtchi from Russia, and suggested that therefore the final victory is secure.

So ended this on nine points and is no longer in to get by his competitors, all of which are still working on their thirteenth and last party of Tata Steel Chess.

Total won So five parties and played eight times a draw, among others, against Carlsen and the Dutch asset Anish Giri. The Americans lost not a single party.

Last day of Tata Steel Chess in image

Sopiko Guramishvili, Georgian girlfriend of Anish Giri.
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The American Wesley So clinched the victory.
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So is the successor of Magnus Carlsen.
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For So it is his first victory ever in Wijk aan Zee. The 26-year-old Carlsen in 2016, 2015 and 2013 the best. In 2014 and in 2012 won the Armenian Levon Aronian.

The last Dutch victory was in 1985, when Jan Timman the won.

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