Fil-Am Wesley So beats World No. 1 Carlsen to claim first World Fischer Random Chess Championship title

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Filipino-American chess grandmaster Wesley So ruled the inaugural World Fischer Random Chess Championship in Norway.

So, who ranks 12th in the world, defeated World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway, 13.5-2.5, in the finals of the tournament on Saturday, Nov. 2,  at the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter art museum in Baerum.

So, who represented the United States of America in the tournament, advanced to the finals after beating Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia during the semifinals.

The FIDE (International Chess Federation) recognized tournament used the Fishcer Random system, which was invented by late American World Chess Champion Robert ‘Bobby’ Fischer.

The Fishcer Random system differs from the standard chess system since the pieces behind the pawns are shuffled.

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