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The "Messi of chess" astonished the world champion at age 10

Posted : 26 March 2024

In a remarkable display of talent, 10-year-old Faustino Oro made headlines by defeating Norwegian chess legend Magnus Carlsen in an online tournament. The match, where players had to make moves within a minute, saw Oro emerge victorious against Carlsen, a grandmaster and former world champion.

Oro, affectionately known as the "Messi of the chess world," expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to compete against Carlsen, stating, "It's a great honor for me, I've never played against Magnus." Carlsen, renowned for his prowess in chess, held the title of world champion from 2013 to 2023 and led the world rankings with an impressive 2,830 points.

Introduced to chess at a young age by his father, Carlsen displayed signs of genius early on. By the age of two, he could memorize car brands, and later, he memorized a long list of local authorities in Norway along with their flags. His chess journey began at eight years old, marking the start of his extraordinary career in the game.

Now, a new challenger has emerged in the form of Oro, who dedicates himself entirely to chess, playing approximately 200 games per week. Dubbed the "Messi of chess" due to his striking resemblance to the soccer star Lionel Messi, Oro's commitment to the game mirrors Messi's dedication to his sport.

In June of the previous year, Oro achieved a milestone by becoming the youngest player to surpass the 2,300-point mark, currently holding 2,330 points. Despite his young age, Oro's remarkable talent and dedication have positioned him as a formidable opponent in the world of chess.

The tournament that pitted Oro against Carlsen saw Oro secure an impressive 21st place out of 156 players. Despite being 500 points behind Carlsen in the world rankings, Oro's victory against the chess prodigy demonstrates his potential to make significant strides in his chess career.


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