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Last week, Wesley So (right) lost to three lesser players, including his old college roommate Ray Robson, who went on to edge past Wesley for overall 2nd place in the tournament.
But that was in St. Louis.
Since then, So has gone to the other side of the world, to Azerbaijan, where he is playing like his old self.
After two matches, Wesley So seems to have regained confidence and form with dominant play, winning one and drawing one, at the Gashimov Memorial tournament in Azerbaijan.
So opened Friday night with a crushing defeat of Dutch grandmaster Anish Giri in just 32 moves.
So, a Filipino playing as an American, disappointed last week when he failed to challenge Hikaru Nakamura for the No.1 spot in the U.S.
So was ranked 8th in the world during the U.S. tournament.
UPDATED 4/19/15 11:16pm PDT
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