Worldrank

#8

Wesley So

The Filipino-born American has had a tour de force this season and emerged almost undisputed as Carlsen’s number 1 contender for the Tour title. Indeed, So has regularly been described as Carlsen’s online chess “kryptonite” having beaten the World Champion in the final of the Skilling Open and the Opera Euro Rapid. In over-the-board chess, So hit number 2 in 2016 and was talked about as a potential World Champion. The 27-year-old also holds the Fischer Random crown, making him the only player other than Carlsen to hold a version of the world title, and has a stunning 67-game unbeaten streak to his name.

Tour Performance

TOTAL POINTS

55.1%

WINS

93

DRAWS

171

LOSSES

60

All data sourced from Champions Chess Tour pgn files, and including rapid, blitz and armageddon games

Born

October 9, 1993

FIDE Title

Grandmaster

FIDE ID

5202213

Peak Rating

2822

Rating

2774

Rank

#8

Tour Performance

TOTAL SCORE

55.1%

WINS

93

DRAWS

171

LOSSES

60

All data sourced from Champions Chess Tour pgn files, and including rapid, blitz and armageddon games