Wesley So is First World Official Fischer Random Chess Champion
By Marlon Bernardino
Sun, 03 Nov 2019
US based Filipino Wesley Barbasa So outplayed world No. 1 and classical World Champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway, 13.5-2.5, en route to win the inaugural FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship at the Henie Onstad Art Center in Norway on Sunday (Saturday in Norway time).
So who hails from Bacoor City, Cavite before leaving to represent for the US in 2014, halved the point the first fast rapid game defending the black pieces and won the second match in the final showdown of the three-day title series.
Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia meantime trounced Fabiano Caruana of United States, 12.5-5.5, to finish third.
On the road to the finals, So ousted Nepomniachtchi 13-5, to arranged a titular showdown with Carlsen, winner over Caruana, 12.5-7.5, in other final four match-up.-Marlon Bernardino-
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