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So advances but Sadorra crashes out

/ 05:00 AM September 06, 2017

Grandmaster Wesley So advanced while GM Julio Catalino Sadorra tumbled out of the World Chess Cup 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia.

After winning Game 1, the Cavite-born So, now representing the US, settled for a draw with Colombian International Master Joshua Daniel Ruiz Castillo in Game 2 Monday night to barge into the round of 64 via a 1.5-0.5 victory.

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After dropping Game 1, Sadorra drew with Russian GM Maxim Matlakov in Game 2 and yielded their match, also by 1.5-0.5 score.

Top seed GM Magnus Carlsen of Norway beat Nigerian Fide Master Oluwafemi Balogun anew for a 2-0 triumph that sent him to the second round with So, Matlakov, and 39 others.

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The 22 other slots in the next round will be decided by tiebreaks.—ROY LUARCA

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