At 4 pm London time the London Chess Classic 2016 began. It is the last tournament of the “Grand Chess Tour”. The tournament winner in London receives 75,000 USD, the overall winnner of the “Grand Chess Tour” receives another 75,000 USD.
After winning the Sinquefield Cup Wesley So is first in the overall standings of the Grand Chess Tour. Nakamura is the only one who can overtake So, but only if he becomes clear first and So does not finish fourth or better.
In the first round So played against Nakamura who on this very day celebrated his 29th birthday. However, So was not willing to make presents. On the contrary. So played with Black and surprised Nakamura with a rare move in the Grünfeld – 9…e5. A few moves later Nakamura allowed So a tactical maneuver which gave Black a great advantage. So continued energetically and Nakamura resigned on move 28.
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