So wins Tata Steel Chess tournament

The Hague, Jan 30 (IANS) Wesley So has won the 79th edition of the prestigious Tata Steel Chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands, a media report said on Monday.

In the 13th and final round on Sunday the 23-year-old chess player from the US beat Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi with the black pieces. He finished with a total of nine points, Xinhua news agency reported.

Five-time champion Magnus Carlsen from Norway, who won the tournament in 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015 and 2016, ended with 8 points in the second place.

With the white pieces the current World Champion drew against Sergey Karjakin from Russia on Sunday.