Flash Report: So Goes Undefeated, Leads 3-1

This is a flash report. Full report coming soon. 

GM Wesley So kicked off the championship match with a commanding two-point lead, winning twice with white and drawing both games with black. Will So continue smooth sailing to the title or will GM Nihal Sarin score two must-win victories to make a comeback?

The Chess.com Global Championship final continues on Monday, November 7, starting at 9 a.m. PT / 18:00 CET.

So scored the first victory with a pristine game culminating in a vicious checkmating attack. This is our game of the day (annotations by GM Rafael Leitao to be added in full report).

All Games – Final Day 1

Final Day 1 Scoreboard

The 2022 Chess.com Global Championship (CGC) is the first Chess.com global championship cycle open to all Chess.com verified players. Players compete in official Chess.com verified events for their share of the $1,100,000 prize fund and the Chess.com Global Champion title.

Chess legends, such as GMs Viswanathan Anand, Vasyl Ivanchuk, Vladimir Kramnik, and Veselin Topalov, compete against today’s best (online) players, including GMs Hikaru Nakamura, Ding Liren, Levon Aronian, and Jan-Krzysztof Duda, and more. 

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