Paris GCT, Day 2: So takes the lead
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Paris GCT, Day 2: So takes the lead

Wesley So leads the rapid section of the Paris Grand Chess Tour after scoring two wins and a draw on Thursday. Levon Aronian and Sergey Karjakin share second place two points behind. Only a week ago, in Leuven, a very similar script was being written - will we see the same ending in Paris?




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