|Source: Reykjavik Open 2013|
It’s Wesley So and Eljanov Pavel in the last round. Both Grandmasters won their respective games and collected 7.5/9 points for a chance to take home the crown of the 28th Reykjavik Chess Open 2013 which currently held in Iceland, Harpa Concert Hall.
Wesley So with the white, chose to exchange his Queen for rook and Night to gain the initiative against GM Marcin Dziuba. It was a risky choice of game for GM So but he had proven his superiority that any slight advantage could be converted to win.
The good news after this win is that, Wesley So finally joins the elite 2700 plus Elo Rating and a history for the Philippine chess to have a player to break the Elo record.
GM Eljanov Pavel of Ukraine on the other hand, crushed the strong Chinese GM Ding Liren, who after some setbacks from previous rounds bounce back and shared the lead with 6 others before the result of this round.
Pairings in this round favors GM Eljanov Pavel with the white pieces against Wesley So, but if they split the point, other players with 7points may share the top spot.