Wesley So took the lead in Group C, Corus 2009 after defeating Leon Hoyos in what has been the most tactical game so far for the 15-yr old GM. So's got 4.5 / 6, half a point ahead of the former leader Hillarp Persson. In third place is Bosboom with the same score as Hillarp Persson. Wesley's opponent tomorrow will be D. Harika who has 3 / 6. Well, So came out slugging for this game. You could almost smell the supreme confidence in his play, coming to the board with a win from yesterday. Leon Hoyos chose to defend with a Sicilian and play became very tactical right from the starting gate. His position started to seriously come apart after a very fine tactical shot by So at this point in the game:
So played 34. Rd6! Folks, pay good attention to the f6 and h6 squares. Is that a 3-way fork I see? And how about that double attack on the king and queen on h6? Houston, we have a problem. Play continued with 34...Re3 35. Rh6+ Qh6 36. gh6 f4 37. Qh4 Ra2+ 38. Rf2 and black resigned.