Wang Hao wins it all! 9 Grand Swiss conclusions
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Wang Hao wins it all! 9 Grand Swiss conclusions

30-year-old Chinese Grandmaster Wang Hao is the shock winner of the 2019 FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss after he beat David Howell in the final round to take the trophy on tiebreaks ahead of Fabiano Caruana. The bigger prize was a place in the 2020 Candidates Tournament, which in the end he would have claimed even with a draw. Magnus Carlsen had to settle for joint 3rd after an exciting draw with Levon Aronian that saw him surpass Ding Liren’s 100-game unbeaten streak. That papered over some cracks: “The streak is nice, the performance was mediocre at best!”




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