Wesley So Up to #8 in the World
January 20, 2015
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GM Wesley So, who recently changed his federation to the US, is having a great result at Tata Steel Chess, including wins over Aronian and Jobava. Wesley is now #8 in the World on the live rating list, just a fraction of a point away from #6. So is tied for 2nd in the event after nine rounds with GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. 



Meanwhile, World Champion Magnus Carlsen leads the event with a dominant 7/9 score, including attacking victories over Levon Aronian and Fabiano Caruana. 



In the challengers, GMs Sam Shankland and Sam Sevian are on 5.5/9 and 5/9 respectively. http://www.tatasteelchess.com/tournament/standings/year/2015/group/2 Their trips are both supported by the Kasparov Chess Foundation. Look for onsite impressions from KCF President Michael Khodarkovsky and GM Shankland.