GM Wesley So wins Dubai Open Chess Championship

Filipino Wesley So, the youngest grandmaster in the world at 14, surprised a strong pack of experienced players to walk away with the Dubai Open Chess Championship title at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club.

14-year-old Filipino Wesley So

He finished with 7.0 points on six wins, one loss and two draws after nine games of play. The young So actually finished in a tie with Grandmasters Gagunashvili Merab of Georgia, Ghaem Maghami Ehsan of Iran and Li Chao of China, but emerged the champion by virtue of a superior tie break score. He took home the prestigious Sheikh Rashed Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup and a fourth ($4,500) of the combined prize of $18,000.