MANILA -- Filipino Grandmaster Wesley So (ELO 2719) defeated Dutch GM Loek Van Wely (2678) in the ninth round of the 76th Tata Steel Tournament Masters- Category A in Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
It took So 41 moves of King's Indian Classical to defeat the Dutch player.
So now has a total of 5.0 points and is tied with Indian GM Pentala Harikrishna (2706).
Harikrishna defeated German GM Arkadij Naiditsch (2737) after 19 moves of Trompowsky Opening.
Top seed Armenian GM Levon Aronian (2803) beat Ukrainian GM Sergey Karjakin (2756) after 61 moves of Queens Indian defense to inch closer to the coveted chess title with 7.0 points. - Marlon Bernardino