WESLEY SO is one of the world's top players. In 2016 he won two gold medals at the Olympiad and was overall winner of the Grand Chess Tour. He followed up with a 2017 US Championship victory, and in late 2019 became the Chess960 World Champion with a commanding 13 -2 victory over Magnus Carlsen. In 2020 So won several major online events, including a further US Championship. Originally from the Philippines, he now lives in Minnesota.