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Wei Yi
China, 18
  • Classic 2739
  • Blitz 2724
  • Rapid 2669
  • World rank18
  • National rank3
  • Continent rank4

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Yi in Chess World

It was the latest strong result in what has been a good year so far for the prodigy.
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China’s rising star did not win a tournament that ended Friday in Vietnam, but he played the most exciting chess. World Chess’s columnist annotates his top victories and a shocking loss.
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The Grand Prix is the first leg in the road to the World Championship; Kaspersky Lab, a global cybersecurity firm, is a sponsor.
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In a thrilling final round that saw five decisive games, Wesley So won to finish a full point ahead of Magnus Carlsen.
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But three players, including Magnus Carlsen, the World Champion, trail by half a point.
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Wei Yi recorded the only victory of Round 11 to draw within a half point of the leader.
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With a win in Round 10, Wesley So now leads the field by a full point.
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Magnus Carlsen recorded the sole victory in Round 9, pulling him back to within a half point of So.
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On another action-packed day, the biggest surprise was the quick loss by the reigning World Champion.
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Blunders and oversights plagued the players in Round 7, but at the end of the day, Wesley So still led, trailed now by three players.
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Caught by surprise in the opening, Wesley So managed to draw in Round 6, which was enough to hold onto the lead as his closest rivals also drew.
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Magnus Carlsen, the World Champion, and Wesley So also won to stay within a half point of first.
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For the second day in a row, there were three decisive games, but there was no change to the at the top as Pavel Eljanov continues to lead the event.
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Only one game in the top section ended decisively. Magnus Carlsen, the World Champion, managed an easy draw.
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For about two weeks a year in winter, for close to 80 years, a small, seaside community in the Netherlands, has been the center of the chess universe.
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China’s top young rising star continues to produce some brilliant victories. In the following game, his victim is one of India’s best players.
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