Wesley So won the 2nd ACP Golden Classic with 4.5 out 6. The Philippine played a short draw against Sabino Brunello in the 7th round, which secured him the first place and its special prize: a gold bar. Thanks to his tournament performance of 2844, So gained 7.6 rating points, jumping to the 12th place of the world ranking with a rating of 2755. In the other games, Zoltan Almasi beat Emil Sutovsky, while Daniele Vocaturo passed the lanterne rouge to Ian Nepomniachtchi.
|1||Wesley So ||4½||2844||+7,6|
|2||Baadur Jobava ||3½||2714||+0,4|
|7||Ian Nepomniachtchi ||2||2529||-16,1|
Sabino Brunello - Wesley So (Draw)
Wesley So and Brunello played a lsolid ine in semi-Slav defense, which is known for its drawish structure. After twenty moves the draw was agreed.
Emil Sutovsky - Zoltan Almasi (0-1)
Zoltan Almasi thinking about his next move while Sutovsky is walking around the playing hall.
Ian Nepomniachtchi and Daniele Vocaturo staring at the board.
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Daniele Vocaturo (0-1)
Results of the 7th round:
- Sabino Brunello - Wesley So (Draw)
- Emil Sutovsky - Zoltan Almasi (0-1)
- Ian Nepomniachtchi - Daniele Vocaturo (0-1)