Flash Report: Wesley So Is the First-Ever Chess.com Global Champion

This is a flash report. Full report coming soon.

GM Wesley So clinched the inaugural Chess.com Global Championship, defeating GM Nihal Sarin in the final with two games to spare. So takes home the $200,000 grand prizethe largest prize of his career so farwhile Nihal earns the sizeable $100,000 second prize. 

In game six, So displayed amazing defensive abilities to seal the championship. This is our Game of the Day (annotations by GM Rafael Leitao included in the full report).

All Games – Final Day 2

Final Scoreboard

Final Bracket

Prize Pool Standings

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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