So vs Wei Yi: Who's More Immortal?
Wesley So is somehow the "veteran" against the only teenager in this year's SCC field.

So vs Wei Yi: Who's More Immortal?

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With two of the opening matches of the 2018 Speed Chess Championship now in the books, fans are still waiting for the first competitive match.

GM Levon Aronian and Hikaru Nakamura were simply too strong for GMs Fabiano Caruana and Hou Yifan, respectively. Is the season due for a change this Sunday, July 29? We will find out at 5 p.m. Pacific (8 p.m. Eastern, 2 a.m. Central Europe) as GMs Wesley So and Wei Yi will contest the next matchup.


The first two SCC matches were over before the one-minute segment even began.

Sure, So is the #2 seed and Wei Yi is #15, but that's largely as a result of the latter not playing many games on's live server, which determined the seeding. So when it comes to online blitz, it's really a case of an elite player vs. an unknown.

What is known is that both can light up the board with the best of them. Today we ask you, the reader, to get involved!

Below are two electric wins, one from each player's past. Vote in the homepage survey on which win was more beautiful. Yes, So's game came in a blitz match—does that help him or hurt him? You decide!

Wesley So - Garry Kasparov, Ultimate Moves, 2016

Here's a little more about the game from GM Greg Serper.

Now for Wei Yi's offering, played at classical time controls.

Wei Yi - Lazaro Bruzon, 6th Hainan Danzhou, 2015

Which one will live longer in your memory? You can argue it out in the comments, but please also remember to vote in the homepage survey!

Then tune in to or on Sunday, July 29 at 5 p.m. Pacific (8 p.m. Eastern, 2 a.m. Central Europe) to watch So and Wei Yi try to find even more magic on the chessboard!

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