Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Undefeated So in Juniors

GM Wesley So remains undefeated in the World Juniors in Turkey after ten rounds. He is on 7.5 points, the same score as German international master Arik Braun, just a half point behind current sole leader GM Maxim Rodshtein.

Yesterday, So downed England's GM David Howell.

2008 World Junior Chess Championship
So, Wesley
Howell, David

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. c3 d6 9. d4 Bg4 10. Be3 exd4 11. cxd4 d5 12. e5 Ne4 13. Nc3 Nxc3 14. bxc3 Na5 15. Bc2 Qd7 16. Qd3 g6 17. Bh6 Rfe8 18. Ng5 Nc4 19. h3 Be6 20. Qg3 Ba3 21. Qh4 Be7 22. Qf4 a5 23. h4 Ra6 24. Re2 Bf8 25. Bxf8 Rxf8 26. h5 Qe7 27. g3 Bc8 28. Nf3 f6 29. hxg6 hxg6 30. Qh4 Qg7 31. exf6 Raxf6 32. Ng5 Nd6 33. Rae1 Qh8 34. Qxh8+ Kxh8 35. f4 Kg8 36. Rh2 Re8 37. Re5 c6 38. Rh6 Kg7 39. Rh7+ Kg8 40. Rc7 b4 41. Rxe8+ 1-0

Aussies Gareth Oliver and Sarah Anton are on 4.5 and 3 points respectively.


Anonymous said...

Wesley gets stronger towards the end of a tournament. He is just unbeatable.

Me thinks the young Philippine champion will become the new World Junior Champion.


Anonymous said...

Everyone loses, sooner or later in all tournaments. So will So. He can't be new World Champion because there are at least five juniors better than him right now. He is only the youngest GM, but far from the best yet. Maybe in 3 years time.