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Wesley So claims Dubai Open chess championship

Gagunashvili Merab, Ghaem Maghami Ehsan and Li Chao with same score but lower tiebreak

One of the youngest Grandmasters in history, Wesley So, won the 2008 edition of the Dubai Chess Open. Wesley So finished with 7,0/9, the same points as Gagunashvili Merab, Ghaem Maghami Ehsan and Li Chao, but with a better tiebreak.

Dubai Open Final Standings:

1-4. GM So Wesley PHI 2540, GM Gagunashvili Merab GEO 2553 , GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan IRI 2604 and GM Li Chao B CHN 2581 – 7,0

5-12. GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2521, GM Drozdovskij Yuri UKR 2581, IM Laxman R R IND 2488, GM Neverov Valeriy UKR 2568, GM Arutinian David GEO 2593, GM Ibrahimov Rasul AZE 2535, GM Guseinov Gadir AZE 2625 and GM Guliev Sarhan AZE 2487 – 6,5

13-22. FM Salem A R Saleh UAE 2429, GM Kuzubov Yuriy UKR 2603, GM Kotanjian Tigran ARM 2570, GM Adly Ahmed EGY 2578, GM Ibrayev Nurlan KAZ 2507, IM Sachdev Tania IND 2423, FM Wu Xibin CHN 2351, Zhou Weiqi CHN 2560, IM Ashwin Jayaram IND 2446 and GM Negi Parimarjan IND 2514 – 6,0 etc (132 players)

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