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Wesley So becomes Grandmaster!

he scored the final norm at the 3rd Pichay Cup

Wesley So scored his final GM norm at the 3rd Pichay Cup and became one of the youngest Grandmasters in the history of chess. Wesley So, born October 9, 1993, achieved his title at age 14 years and 1 month and 28 days, which puts him as the 7th youngest Grandmaster in the history of chess.

The 3rd Pichay cup was won by the number one seeded Ni Hua with 7,0/9. He is followed by a countrymate of Wesley, GM Mark Paragua with 6,5/9, the same points as Zhang Zhong and Torre Eugenio. Wesley So finished 5th with 6,0/9, the same points as seven other chess players, but with a better tiebreak.

Congratulations Wesley on the GM title!

List of the youngest grandmasters

Sergey Karjakin 12 years, 7 months, 0 days

Parimarjan Negi 13 years, 4 months, 22 days

Magnus Carlsen 13 years, 4 months, 27 days

Bu Xiangzhi 13 years, 10 months, 13 days

Teimour Radjabov 14 years, 0 months, 14 days

Ruslan Ponomariov 14 years, 0 months, 17 days

Etienne Bacrot 14 years, 2 months, 0 days

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 14 years, 4 months

Péter Lékó 14 years, 4 months, 22 days

Yuriy Kuzubov 14 years, 7 months, 12 days

Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son 14 years, 10 months

Fabiano Caruana 14 years, 11 months, 10 days

More on Wesley So

IM Wesley So leading the World Junior Championship

Wesley So starts in the 3rd Pichay Cup

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