MANILA – Filipino Grand Master (GM) Wesley So was held to a draw for the third time in the fourth round of the 76th Tata Steel Tournament in Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila).
So settled for a draw against local bet GM Anish Giri after 57 moves of Queens Pawn Game.
The 20-year-old So raised his tournament output on account of one win and three draws after four rounds of play.
At the end of play, Giri had three pawns, a knight and a white bishop while SO had two pawns, a knight and a black bishop.
Also with 2.5 points were Giri, GM Pentala Harikrishna of India and GM Sergey Karjakin of Russia.
Harikrishna defeated GM Loek Van Wely of the Netherlands after 29 moves of Catalan Opening, and Karjakin outclassed GM Richard Rapport of Hungary after 44 moves of French Winawer skirmish.
Top seed GM Levon Aronian of Armnian grabbed the solo lead by beating GM Hikaru Nakamura of the United States after 44 moves of King’s Indian Classical.
So continues his campaign on Friday against GM Boris Gelfand of Israel. -- By Marlon Bernardino