News about Wesley So

  • May 2016 FIDE Ratings List
    The updated ratings for May 2016 are out. Here’s the the top 20: See how 80% of the Top 10 are 90’s babies, i.e., they were born in the 1990’s. It speaks volumes about the quality of computer support these kids got especially when they were starting out. Anyway, Wesley So retains his hold onto … Continue reading “May 2016 FIDE Ratings List”

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  • Wesley So vs. Garry Kasparov; Round 10 Blitz Game Analyzed
    Here is the Round 10 game of Wesley So vs. Garry Kasparov of the recently concluded US Ultimate Blitz Challenge 2016, as explained and analyzed by IM John Bartholomew. If you’re not yet convinced this is the best blitz game ever played, then I don’t know what else is.

  • US Ultimate Blitz Challenge 2016 (All Games)
  • Final Standings: US Ultimate Blitz Challenge 2016
    The last day of the challenge has finished, and Hikaru Nakamura came out to be the overall winner, followed by Wesley So with a full point behind. Garry Kasparov retained his 3rd rank from Day 1, and so did Fabiano Caruana, the champion of the US Chess Championship 2016, his tailender. Wesley So’s round 10 … Continue reading “Final Standings: US Ultimate Blitz Challenge 2016”

  • Wesley So leads Day 1 of the US Ultimate Blitz Challenge 2016
    9 Rounds down, and 9 rounds to go. Wesley So lost his very first game in this tournament/challenge against the legendary Garry Kasparov, but he managed to get back at the latter in their next two matchups (thus, their score so far is 2-1 in favor of So). He even come out ahead of the … Continue reading “Wesley So leads Day 1 of the US Ultimate Blitz Challenge 2016”

  • Garry Kasparov vs. Wesley So in Round 1, US Ultimate Blitz Challenge 2016
    Wesley So is facing off Garry Kasparov in the very first round of the US Ultimate Blitz Challenge 2016, the continuation of the US Chess Championship 2016. We’re bringing it to you live! UPDATE: Kasparov won the Round 1 game against Wesley So. Replay the game below. Check out the update about the results of … Continue reading “Garry Kasparov vs. Wesley So in Round 1, US Ultimate Blitz Challenge 2016”

  • Wesley So vs. Garry Kasparov (2016)
    You heard it right. It’s happening! In 6 blitz games. As a bonus to the US Chess Championship 2016 event, the top 3 finishers, which of course include Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So, and Hikaru Nakamura, all members of the top 10 in the recent FIDE Ratings List, will play in a 4-way sextuple round robin … Continue reading “Wesley So vs. Garry Kasparov (2016)”

  • US Chess Championship 2016 (All Games) Replay
  • US Chess Championship 2016 Final Standings
    Fabiano Caruana wins his last game against IM Akshat Chandra to establish a full point solo lead at the recently concluded US Chess Championship 2016. Wesley So settled for 2nd place where he shared the score 7.5 with Hikaru Nakamura.

  • Alexander Shabalov vs. Wesley So

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