Wesley So draws with Varuzhan Akobian to keep US championship lead, extend unbeaten run to 62
Wesley So is half a point ahead entering the eighth round.

WESLEY So stayed on top of the US Chess Championships after a draw against Varuzhan Akobian in the seventh round in St. Louis, Missouri, extending his unbeaten run in standard chess to 62 matches.

The world No. 2 drew earned the draw after 45 moves of a Queen’s Gambit Declined.

So, seeking his first US Chess Championship crown, remained in first place with four points, half a point ahead of five woodpushers including reigning titlist Fabiano Caruana, Akobian, and Daniel Naroditsky.

Former Latvian world champion Mikhail Tal is the record holder for most consecutive games unbeaten at 95.

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