America’s third-ranked player wins the first official world championship for this variant over classical world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway. — Read on http://www.fide.com/
Magnus losing two games in a row to the same opponent has happened as recently as the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis (in the tiebreaks against Ding Liren), but losing three in a row may be unique. It wasn’t just the losses but the way it happened, with Wesley completely dominant. — Read on chess24.com/en/read/news/wesley-so-inflicts-3rd-loss-in-a-row-on-magnus-carlsen
Black to move and win (Wesley So – Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, 31st Leon Masters 7/6/2018)
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Garry Kasparov triumphantly returned to top level chess by crushing Wesley So in round one of the Ultimate Blitz Challenge today in Saint Louis. In vintage form, Kasparov played his beloved Scotch in a remarkable victory against the new generation of elite chess players. [Event “Ultimate Blitz Challenge”] [Site “Saint Louis (USA)”] [Date “2016.4.28”] [RoundContinue reading “Kasparov’s Scotch too Strong for So”
In case you missed it, the world of chess was stunned on the tenth of April when Grandmaster Wesley So was forfeited in round nine of the 2015 U.S. Chess Championship after being caught “note taking.” Wesley, who is currently ranked number 8 in the world by FIDE, had already been warned twice in hisContinue reading “So Much to Learn: An Important Lesson from the 2015 U.S. Chess Championship”