Philippines – The 2021 US chess champion is a full-blooded Filipino named Wesley So.
In view of this, The 27-year-old so, brought up in the Philippines however is presently an American resident, outclassed Fabiano Caruana and Samuel Sevian in the fast season finisher to administer the yearly occasion at the Saint Louis Chess Club in Missouri.
It was the second consecutive US Championship crown for the world Fischer-Random King and third by and large in the wake of ruling four years prior when he turned around Alexander Onischuk in another fast sudden death round. He stashed $50,000, or an incredible P2.5 million, for his accomplishment while Caruana and Sevian each returned home with $30,000.
So later said he never truly expected to win after he completed tied for first with Caruana and Sevian with 6.5 focuses each in the 12-player competition that constrained a season finisher sudden death round. He thought the competition was essentially over. Along with this, Fabiano nearly dominated three matches straight. It just provided him with another breath of life that the competition was not yet finished, that he may in any case get a few opportunities.
It helped that So played like he has nothing to lose and everything to acquire.
It was shared that he simply needed to play quick today and take some great actions. He was playing with no strain. He even didn’t anticipate this season finisher, so he was simply playing chess. On the off chance that possibilities come, great, in the event that he lose, that is fine.
That psychological methodology proved to be fruitful as So kept his cool in the endgame while Caruana locked in colossal time pressure that saw the last blew a triumphant benefit and permitted the previous to grab the success.
Morever, It ended up being the cherry on top as so it destroyed Sevian to guarantee the crown. Alongside this, Fabi plays for a success with the two tones, soon I ended up in an undeniably challenging position. Presumably, in the endgame, he missed a success some place,” said as much of Caruana.