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Wesley So, Carlsen enter clutch Chess International semis

Jun 09, 2020 - 5:24 PM

Wesley So seals a semis slot after moving past Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the quarterfinals

SEMIS-BOUND. Wesley So is set to face the winner of the quarterfinal duel betweenTeam USA members Fabiano Caruana and Leinier Dominguez. File photo from FIDE World Candidates Tournament Facebook

So, Carlsen aim for Clutch Chess Invitational semis

Jun 08, 2020 - 9:06 PM

Philippine-born Wesley So holds a commanding lead over France's Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in their quarterfinals series

BIG CLASH. Welsey So could face Magnus Carlsen in the semifinals. Photo by Berit Roald/NTB Scanpix/AFP

So, Carlsen pace Clutch Chess International

Jun 07, 2020 - 7:11 PM

Wesley So, fresh from winning a crown and P1.5 million, targets another online chess title and a bigger cash prize

CONSISTENT. Wesley So heads strong into the remaining 6 games of the knockout online chess match. Photo from So’s Facebook

Carlsen ousts Wesley So, arranges semis duel with Nakamura

May 27, 2020 - 5:03 PM

World no. 1 Magnus Carlsen completes a quarterfinal sweep of Cavite-born Wesley So

BEST OF THE BEST. Wesley So (right) bows out of the online chess tournament featuring Norwegian star Magnus Carlsen and some of the world’s best grandmasters. File photo from

Carlsen trounces So in first mini matches

May 25, 2020 - 8:35 PM

Wesley So could not replicate his 2019 victory over Magnus Carlsen, when he defeated the world champion in the Fischer Random Chess Championship

DEFEAT. Wesley So falls prey to Magnus Carlsen. Photo from Grand Chess Tour

Wesley So hopes to topple Carlsen in Lindores chess q’finals

May 24, 2020 - 8:56 PM

Months after stunning world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen, Wesley So tries to pull off a repeat

KNOCKOUT. Norwegian chess Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen (right) and Filipino-American GM Wesley So battle in the last 8 of the online tournament featuring the world’s best chess players. Photo by Berit Roald/AFP

Wesley So advances vs Carlsen in Lindores rapid chess

May 22, 2020 - 6:44 PM

A tough duel awaits Wesley So after arranging a quarterfinal match against world champion Magnus Carlsen

Norwegian chess Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen (L) and Filipino-American chess grandmaster Wesley So play in the World Fischer Random Championship Chess first final, at Henie Onstad Art Center in Baerum, Norway, on October 31, 2019. (Photo by Berit Roald / NTB Scanpix / AFP) / Norway OUT

Wesley So, Carlsen forge draw, slip to share of 3rd

May 21, 2020 - 4:41 PM

The online battle among 12 Super Grandmasters heats up as world champion Magnus Carlsen and Philippine-born Wesley So tumble from the top spot

Photo from FIDE World Candidates Tournament Facebook

Wesley So enters $1 million Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour

May 16, 2020 - 9:40 PM

Philippine-born Wesley So joins an online chess series pitting only Super Grandmasters

EXCLUSIVE. Wesley So gets tapped to compete in the tournament series pitting only Super Grandmasters. File photo from FIDE

Upset complete: Wesley So stuns No. 1 Carlsen, bags world title

Nov 03, 2019 - 7:48 AM

Cavite-born Wesley So dominates top-ranked Magnus Carlsen to rule the first World Fischer Random Chess Championship

SHOCKER. Wesley So proves too good for Magnus Carlsen in the three-day title series. Photo by Berit Roald/NTB Scanpix/AFP

Wesley So nears Fischer Random world chess title

Nov 02, 2019 - 5:19 PM

Sustaining his impressive showing, Wesley So stuns world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen anew to pull away in the finals series

STILL WARY. Wesley So expects a fightback from world champion Magnus Carlsen. Photo from

Wesley So shocks world No. 1 Carlsen, takes early finals lead

Nov 01, 2019 - 6:25 PM

Cavite-born Wesley So leads tournament favorite Magnus Carlsen by 3 points in the Fischer Random World Championship title series

STUNNER. Wesley So outsmarts world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen in the first two games fo their race-to-12 series. Photo by Maria Emelianova/

Wesley So faces world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen for title

Oct 30, 2019 - 10:19 PM

Philippine-born chess star Wesley So vies for the crown versus top-ranked Magnus Carlsen in the Fischer Random World Championship

BACK IN FORM. A confident star Wesley So (right) overwhelms Russian Ian Nepomniatchi in the semifinals. Photo from

Wesley So draws world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen, keeps title drive

Jul 07, 2019 - 7:32 PM

Cavite-born Wesley So stays in the hunt for the Grand Chess Tour crown after scoring a draw against world champion Magnus Carlsen

Photo from Grand Chess Tour Photo from Grand Chess Tour

Wesley So beats world champion for first time

Jun 04, 2018 - 6:11 PM

The chess wiz exacts revenge on Magnus Carlsen in round 6 of Norway Altibox Tournament

BIG WIN. Wesley So breaks his slump at the most opportune time. Photo from

Wesley So claims 5th draw, stays at joint second in London Chess Classic

Dec 08, 2017 - 7:03 PM

The Philippine-born So is part of the 7-man second place in the chess tournament

Wesley So leads by a point with 3 rounds left, unbeaten at 53 games

Jan 26, 2017 - 3:34 PM

So has been heads up with 7 points out of 10 rounds

GOING ON 50. Wesley So manages to avoid defeat in drawing with Ukraine's Pavel Eljanov. Screengrab from Tata Steel Chess YouTube

Wesley So draws world champion, now 44 games without a loss

Jan 15, 2017 - 4:00 PM

So is now ranked fourth in the world in the latest FIDE ratings up from a ranking of 10th last year

ON A ROLL. Wesley So hasn't lost in 44 games, including a most recent draw with world champion Magnus Carlsen. File photo from Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St Louis Facebook

Wesley So defeats reigning chess champ Magnus Carlsen in Paris

Jun 09, 2016 - 10:19 PM

Wesley So becomes just the second Filipino ever to defeat a reigning world chess champion

Wesley So, now playing under US, draws world champ

Jan 12, 2015 - 3:36 PM

Playing in his first major tournament since switching to the US team from the Philippines Wesley So managed a draw with world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD. Wesley So displayed his world class ability by forcing a draw with the reigning world champion. File photo by Piroschka Van De Wouw/EPA

Norway's Carlsen dethrones Anand to win world chess title

Nov 22, 2013 - 10:52 PM

Magnus Carlsen claimed the crown of world chess champion after drawing a tense 10th game against holder Viswanathan Anand to take an unassailable lead in the 12 round duel

VICTORY. Norwegian Magnus Carlsen (right) claimed the crown of world chess champion on Friday, November 22. Photo from AFP