Wesley Won Eighth Bilbao Masters

IAS Prelims 2023

Wesley So won the eighth Bilbao Masters Final after beating Anish Giri in a blitz playoff. The two had drawn their last-round game and finished on equal game points.

The American grandmaster won a spectactular game in the first round, and five draws later that win turned out to be enough.

In a blitz playoff So defeated Anish Giri, the only other player who won a game.

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand has ended as joint Third with Liren Ding of China in the Bilbao Masters Chess Final.

In the sixth and final round at Bilbao, Spain, Anand drew with Ding. Both the players finished with five points each.

Anand finished with five draws and a lone loss in the four-player double round-robin tournament.