Shamkir 1-2: So’s streak ends, Eljanov leads
Reports Apr 23, 2017 | 12:10 PM 3

Shamkir 1-2: So’s streak ends, Eljanov leads

Wesley So’s 67-game unbeaten streak was ended by Shakhriyar Mamedyarov as the 2017 Gashimov Memorial got off to a spectacular start in Shamkir on Friday. Time was a big factor, as Wesley failed to adjust to the lack of increments before move 61 and blundered with seconds on his clock. Teimour Radjabov survived even greater time trouble but couldn’t avoid defeat against Pavel Eljanov, who then went on to take the early lead by notching a win over Harikrishna in the second round.

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