So grabs solo lead in Gashimov


Grandmaster (GM) Wesley So grabbed the solo lead in the 2nd Gashimov Memorial after beating GM Rauf Mamedov in the fourth round of the elite tournament currently being held in Shamkir City, Azerbaijan. The Philippine-born US grandmaster needed 41 moves of Sicilian Maroczy Bind to crush the local chess star in the former Soviet territory. So will face former world champion Viswanathan Anand of India in the fifth round.


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