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It’s true -- So loses again

Standings after eight rounds: 6 -- H. Nakamura 5.5 -- R. Robson 4.5 -- G. Kamsky, W. So, A. Onischuk 4 -- S. Sevian, S. Shankland, K. Troff. 3.5 -- , C.Holt 3 -- V. Akobian, T. Gareev, 1.5 -- D. Naroditsky Ninth-round pairings: W. So-V. Akobian, G. Kamsky-K. Troff,…

So far, so good for So

SO FAR, so good for GM Wesley So. So, easily now one of the biggest threats to the world chess title, added former world championship contender GM Michael Adams of England to his elite list of victims in the 2015 Vugar Gashimov Memorial chess championship in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. Looking fit…

Wild, wild Wes

GM Wesley So is rocking the American chess world. So played with a lot of confidence to subdue GM Timur Gareev in another keenly-watched encounter to keep his hopes alive after the fifth round in the 2015 United States Chess Championship at the St. Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center…

So loses to former champ Anand

Standings after five rounds: 4 -- M. Carlsen (Norway). 3.5 points -- W. So (USA). 3 -- V. Anand (India). (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 2.5 -- S.Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan), V. Kramnik (Russia). 2 -- A. Giri (Netherlands), M. Vachier-Lagrave (France), F. Caruana (Italy), R. Mamedov (Azerbaijan). 1.5 -- M. Adams…

On a rampage

Standings after four rounds: 3.5 points -- W. So (USA). 3 -- M. Carlsen (Norway),. 2.5 -- V. Kramnik (Russia). (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 2 -- V. Anand (India), M. Vachier-Lagrave (France). 1.5 -- A. Giri (Netherlands), S.Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan). R. Mamedov (Azerbaijan), F. Caruana (Italy). 1 -- M. Adams…

So loses to Caruana

A SECOND heartbreaking loss in three rounds for GM Wesley So. In a closed, complex Nimzo Indian b6 line which he himself chose, So fell in ambush to world No. 2 GM Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the seventh round and fell to third place in the 2015 Vugar Gashimov…

GM So wallops Navara

GM Wesley So brought GM David Navara of the Czech Republic, 3-1, in their keenly-watched CEZ Chess Trophy four-game showdown in Prague, So, who is hoping to challenge for the world title in the coming years, pulled of two wins and two draws against Navara in the event organized by…

Well done

WELL done. GM Wesley So finished a strong third behind world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway and Viswanathan Anand of India at the close of the 2015 Vugar Gashimov Memorial chess championsip in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. A hard-earned draw with GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France in the ninth and final round…

Hero’s welcome

Visiting chess champion GM Wesley So gets a well-deserved hero’s welcome from the Philippine Senate, receiving two major awards during formal ceremonies at the Senate Bldg. in Pasay City last Tuesday. Accompanied by adviser Lotis Key, the 21-year-old So received two awards for making the country proud -- first, for…

So misses ‘punch’, settles for draw vs Azeri opponent

WORLD No. 7 GM Wesley So played with ‘an unbelievable level of accuracy’ before settling for a draw with local hero GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan in the sixth round of the 2015 Vugar Gashimov Memorial chess championship in Shamikr. So (ELO 2782) dusted off a seldom-used but sharp line…
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