Filipino Grandmaster Wesley So defeated a Russian GM for his first victory in the Association of Chess Professionals (ACP) Golden Classic tournament in Bergamo, Italy.
Topseeded So thrashed Ian Nepomniactchi in 69 moves of an English Opening. He now has 1.5 points going to the third round against GM Daniele Vocaturo of Italy.
Vocaturo adjourned his second round match against GM Zoltan Almasi of Hungary on the 40th move of a Nimzo Indian. The adjourned game will resume on Wednesday.
GM Emil Sutovsky of Israel also won his second round match against GM Baadur Jobava of Georgia in just 21 moves of a Sicilian Early Fianchetto. Surlovsky drew his first round match against So.
GM Sabino Brunello of Italy drew a bye.
Other pairings in the third round are Jobava vs. Nepomniactchi and Brunello vs. Sutovsky.