But it was all for naught.
With 7 points in 9 games, Carlsen was the tourney’s runaway winner.
Meanwhile, So’s perfect scenario didn’t work out. Viswanathan Anand had to lose his match to Fabiano Caruana. Anand had to be shut out, but a draw gave him a half-point. He finished with 6 points for sole possession of second place.
Caruana’s half-point seemingly left him next in third with 5 points.
But So is placed ahead of Caruana because So had more wins in the tournament.
It didn’t really matter if So eeked out an endgame victory in this last match because Anand would be a half point ahead.
Still, a good, strong tournament finish for So, playing in back-to-back tournaments after the U.S. Championships earlier this month.
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