Wesley So claims world title, stuns no. 1 Carlsen


Filipino-American Wesley So upsets world champion Magnus Carlsen, 13.-5, 2.5, to bag the inaugural World Fischer Random Chess Championship event at the Henie Onstad Art Center in Norway.

So, who represented the Philippines before moving to the United States in 2014, outsmarted the world champion in the final match of the three-day series.

A draw was decided during their first match up, and So comeback stronger and defeated Carlsen on the second match on Day 1.

The Philippines representative charged with two more victories to take a commanding lead on Day 2.

The Caviteño will play in the Grand Chess Tour in Bucharest, where world No.2 Fabiano Caruana will also compete.

The Fischer Random is a chess variant invented by the late world champion Bobby Fisher. The only difference of this event, piece is randomly shuffled on each player’s back rank to reduce the impact of opening theory.