Caruana crushes Wesley So in the Catalan Opening ⎸2018 Candidates Rd.1

2018 Candidates Tournament has started! Round one just finished and it brought four exciting games. Players didn’t go for boring openings and calculation which would reduce losing chances to a minimum. All games were extremely aggressive and all eight players proved worthy to be at the candidates.

This was an American clash between Caruana and So. They played an instructional Catalan in which the advantage went back and forth until So played a series of weakening moves which made him go defensive and eventually get a losing position.

Caruana managed to convert easily and get his first win! This will surely be a great confidence boost for him and he might even go all the way and challenge Magnus Carlsen if he continues to play as well as he did in this game!

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