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The Cavite-born woodpusher tallied 20.5 points built on 11 from rapid and 9.5 in blitz that earned him $15,000 or P784,000.
Polish star Jan-Krzysztof Duda topped the three-day event with 24 points including 12 from rapid and the other half from blitz ahead of Armenian-American Levon Aronian and Indian Vishwanathan Anand with 23.5 points apiece.
World No. 3 Fabiano Caruana of the United States was fourth with 23 points.
So’s recent effort came less than a week after a second-place finish in the Superbet Chess Classic in Bucharest, Romania behind eventual winner Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France.
With his recent feat, So hiked his total GCT points and earnings to 16 and $82,667 behind Aronian with 19 and $95,167, respectively.
So hopes to improve on his current standings as he is also seeing action in the third leg—the $175,000 SuperUnited Rapid and Blitz Croatia slated July 18 to 25 in Zagreb.
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