Chinese prodigy Wei Yi turned 18 recently and celebrated by winning his first supertournament in Danzhou. Sending a clear signal – look out Magnus!
Wei Yi has been considered a possible challenger to Carlsen’s crown since he was 15; when he shocked the world by destroying top GMs (including Shirov) with beautiful, sacrificial play.
Wei Yi Takes It up a Notch
Now it seems like Wei Yi has taken his game up another level, demonstrating he can come out on top of a field with an average Elo of 2720, competing against Ivanchuk, Ding Liren and former FIDE World Champion Ponomariov.