Wang Hao won the Al Ain Classic by a wide margin, effortlessly dismantling an Indian grandmaster along the way.

Wang Hao of China won the Al Ain Classic this year with a dominant performance leading from start to finish. This victory was my favorite.


Samuel Shankland is a United States grandmaster ranked No. 7 in the country. He is a professional player and recipient of the Samford Fellowship in 2013, the most prestigious award in the United States for young chess players. He is at @GMShanky on Twitter and is also on Facebook.