2023 Superbet Chess Classic Romania

2023 Superbet Chess Classic - Day 1 Recap

The 2023 Grand Chess Tour kicked off today with Round 1 of the Superbet Chess Classic Romania, a 10 player elite round-robin taking place in Bucharest, Romania, featuring newly crowned World Champion Ding Liren as well as challenger Ian Nepomniactchi. After the first round of action Wesley So jumped into the sole lead as he managed to score the only decisive result of the day, defeating Alireza Firouzja with the Black pieces.