Wesley So Wins First F.I.D.E. Chess 960 World Championship

American Chess Federation member Wesley So won the world Fischer Random chess (chess 960) championship in Norway today becoming the first American chess player to win a world chess championship since Robert James Fischer. The late Bobby Fischer invented Fischer Random chess with different starting positions because he felt chess theory was too well known and boring.

The 2019 championship event was the inaugural F.I.D.E. event. Making American chess great again in winning the first world title match for Fischer random chess was quite an achievement for the Philippine-American.