Wesley So Leads GCT Your Next Move

Photo: Lennart Ootes

The 2018 Grand Chess Tour has kicked off in Belgium with Your Next Move, a rapid and blitz tournament. Wesley So currently leads convincingly with 18 points after the finish of the rapid  and 9 rounds of blitz.

So dominated the rapid, going undefeated, winning 5 games, and finishing a full 3 points ahead of the field (rapid games each count as 2 points). He was especially merciless against his fellow Americans, Caruana and Nakamura, each of whom he defeated with black.

After day 1 of the blitz, two players trail behind So by 1.5 points: Levon Aronian and Sergey Karjakin.

Will So be able to carry his lead to victory? Don’t miss the finale tomorrow.

Catch the final day of blitz on June 16, starting at 8 a.m. EST! Watch live commentary and games here: https://grandchesstour.org/2018-grand-chess-tour/2018-your-next-move-watch-live

For more information, visit: https://grandchesstour.org/2018-grand-chess-tour/2018-your-next-move

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