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‘We’ll welcome So if he returns’

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Grandmaster Wesley So will be welcomed with open arms by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines if he decides to return home.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Wesley So settles for 2755 rating, world No. 12

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Super Grandmaster Wesley So raised his live Elo rating to 2750 while climbing to 12th in the world by clinching the ACP Golden Classic crown Sunday.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Wesley So needs win to raise live rating to 2760

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All Wesley So needs is a draw, but a win over Italian Grandmaster Sabino Brunello in the final round will further boost his stock in the international chess arena.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

So keeps top spot with draw

Filipino Grandmaster Wesley So settled for a draw with Hungarian GM Zoltan Almasi in the fourth round Wednesday night but kept the lead over GM Baadur Jovaba in the ACP Golden Classic in Bergamo, Italy.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Wesley So topples Italian GM, climbs to solo lead

Top seed Wesley So continued his surge in the ACP Golden Classic Tuesday, besting Italian Grandmaster Daniel Vocaturo in the third round to gain the solo lead in Bergamo, Italy.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

So heads Team PH; Barcenilla is coach

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IT’S now up to Super Grandmaster Wesley So whether to play for the country or not in the 41st Chess Olympiad slated in Tromso, Norway, next month.   As in the initial list sent by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines to the Olympiad secretariat, So— ranked 15th in the world—also headed the national [...]

Posted: July 4th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Wesley So settles for 2nd behind Ukranian GM

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Grandmaster Wesley So trounced Canadian Fide Master Dale Haessel in the ninth and final round Sunday night, but settled for second place behind Ukrainian Grandmaster Vassily Ivanchuk in the 9th Edmonton Chess Festival in Alberta, Canada.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Wesley So slips to second in Edmonton

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Grandmaster Wesley So was held to another draw by American GM Irina Krush in the eighth round Saturday night and yielded top spot to Ukrainian GM Vassily Ivanchuk in the 9th Edmonton Chess Festival in Alberta, Canada.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Draw slows down So; Torre tops Battle of GMs

Super Grandmaster Wesley So was held to a draw by Fide Master Vladmir Pechenkin in the seventh round Friday night and dropped into a tie for top spot with fellow Super GM Vassily Ivanchuk in the 9th Edmonton Chess Festival in Alberta, Canada. So and Ivanchuk, who beat FM Dal Haessel, were both at 6.0 [...]

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

So breaches 2750, climbs to No. 14

FILIPINO super Grandmaster Wesley So beat Canadian Fide Master Alex Yam Wednesday night to keep his share of the lead and achieve two more milestones in the 9th Edmonton Chess Festival in Alberta, Canada.

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

So, Ivanchuk draw, keep Edmonton chess No. 1 spot

Super Grandmasters Wesley So and Vassily Ivanchuk drew their fourth round game Tuesday night and stayed on top of the 9th Edmonton Chess Festival in Alberta, Canada.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Gomez wrests solo lead; Bernales stays on top

Grandmaster John Paul Gomez subdued International Master Joel Pimentel yesterday to grab the solo lead in the Battle of Grandmasters Open division at Philippines Commission Athletes Dining Hall.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Frayna draws Barcenilla; Garcia leads

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Rising star Janelle Mae Frayna barely missed including Grandmaster Rogelio Barcenilla to her list of victims Monday night, settling for a draw and dropping behind International Master Jan Emmanuel Garcia in the 2014 Battle of Grandmasters at Philippine Sports Commission Athletes Dining Hall.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

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