Wesley So wins Leuven GCT Leg in Dramatic Finale

Graphics by Spectrum Studios

American Grandmaster Wesley So prevailed in the Lueven leg of the Grand Chess Tour in a dramatic finale. Wesley So called it a “miracle…When I lost my (final round) game to Hikaru, I was about to cry, because I thought I (wouldn’t) even get to play tiebreaks.”

Instead, So won clear when his main rivals, Sergey Karjakin and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave both lost their final rounds, to Mamaedyarov and Anand respectively.

Wesley also won the 2016 Tour, the same year when he entrenched himself in the World elite.

Find some key victories in the Rapid by Wesley in yesterday’s US Chess report and relive the final blitz drama on the STL Chess Club YouTube channel.

Next up for the American “Big Three”- The Paris Grand Chess Tour, which begins on June 16, and will again feature live commentary on the scene with Grandmaster Maurice Ashley, as well as studio coverage from GMs Alejandro Ramirez, Yasser Seirawan and IM Jovanka Houska. Find more details here. 

Wesley So, victorious, Photo Lennart Ootes

Leave a Comment

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Announcements

  • US Chess Press