Flash Report: So, undefeated, 3-1 up | So Good News


This is a flash report. A full report will be released soon.

GM Wesley So started the championship match with a two-point lead, winning twice with white and drawing both games with black. Will So continue their smooth sailing towards the title or will GM Nihal Sarin take the inevitable two wins to make a comeback?

The finals of the Chess.com World Championship continue Starts Monday, November 7th at 9:00am PT / 6:00pm CET.

So the first win was achieved with a clean game that ended with a tough boundary attack. Here’s our Game of the Day (GM Rafael Leitao’s annotations will be added to the full report).

All games – last day 1

Day 1 results

The 2022 Chess.com Global Championship (CGC) is the first cycle of the Chess.com World Championship open to all players certified by Chess.com. Players compete for a share of the $1,100,000 prize pool and the title of Chess.com Global Champion in official Chess.com-sanctioned events.

Chess legends such as Directors Viswanathan Anand, Vasyl Ivanchuk, Vladimir Kramnik and Veselin Topalov compete against today’s best (online) players, including Major General Hikaru Nakamura, Dean Leeren, Levon Aronian and Jan-Krzysztof Duda, among others.

Previous coverage

        • Nihal hits Geary at Armageddon, thus knocking out Nakamura
        • Giri, thus, missed opportunities in the chaotic semi-finals
        • Amazing comebacks and decisive matches: Nakamura, So, Nihal, Giri Victorious
        • A perfect 4-0 day for Nakamura, who destroys Bongcloud in the CGC finals
        • How to watch the Chess.com World Championship Finals
        • The Day of Troubles kicks off the World Championship Challengers from the CGC
        • Giri and Duda covered the dark horses and earned places in the finals in Toronto
        • Nakamura neutralizes Dominguez, Andreykin upsets Caruana
        • So Xiong edges, Aronian knocks Sevian out
        • Experience is better than youth: Radjabov knocked out Erigaisi
        • Sarana upset “Immortal” Mamedyarov; Cruise through Duda, Xiong
        • Favorites Advance; Abdusattorov, Kramnik were eliminated
        • Thus, sweeping Ivanchuk, Dominguez defeats Hansen
        • Sevian Scores Spectacular Overset; Caruana, Andreykin Avans
        • America’s Favorite Clean House
        • Sweet revenge, shocking grief
        • Svidler sweeps Shirov, Favorites Triumph
        • Legends fall and prodigies reign supreme
        • Opening of Kramnik vs Sevian competition
        • Anand, Ivanchuk, Kramnik, Topalov are among the participants of the World Chess Championship
        • Announcing the $100,000 CGC Bracket Contest
        • Chess.com Global Championship 2022: All the details


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