01 February 2009

Wesley So Wins Corus C

Scroll down to "Historic Finale" for the live blog of today's games

Most of the games are still in progress at this moment. But Wesley So's short draw with David Howell gives So 9.5 and first place in the Corus C Group. Anish Giri and Tiger Hillarp Persson are battling other players to determine which of them will place second. Giri led Persson by half a point at the start of play today.

So - Howell [C96]
Corus Chess (13), Wijk aan Zee 2009

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0–0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0–0 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 d5 11.d4 Nxe4 12.Nxe5 f6 13.Nd3 Bd6 14.Bf4 Nc4 15.b3 Nb6 16.Qc1 Re8 17.Bxd6 cxd6 18.Nf4 f5 19.a4 bxa4 ½–½

At 16, Wesley So is the second youngest player in this year's tournament. He became a Grandmaster at 14 years, 1 month, 28 days--the seventh youngest Grandmaster in history. The youngest person to achieve the Grandmaster title remains Sergei Karjakin, currently battling for first in the Corus A Group with Leinier Dominguez. Karjakin became a GM at 12 and just turned 19. As the winner of the C Group, So will be invited to participate in the B Group at Corus Chess 2010.

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