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Sadorra, 2 others victorious in Western Chess Championship

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United States-based Grandmaster Julio Catalino Sadorra won the recent Western Chess Championship in Southern California to officially become the third Filipino to breach the Elo 2600 mark.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

So shares 4th place, rises to world No. 19

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SO: Posts live Fide rating of Elo 2737.7

Wary of each other’s ability, Filipino Grandmaster Wesley So and Italian GM Fabiano Caruana opted to draw their final game Sunday as both landed in the upper half of the 76th Tata Steel Chess Masters Tournament in the Netherlands.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

So draws Indian GM; Aronian secures Tata Steel chess crown

Filipino Grandmaster Wesley So settled for a draw even as Armenian GM Levon Aronian clinched the 76th Tata Steel Chess MastersTournament with still a round to go in the 76th Tata Steel Chess Tournament

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

Tata Steel chess: PH’s So rebounds, masters Dutch GM

Grandmaster Wesley So reasserted his mastery of Dutch GM Loek Van Wely Thursday and bolstered his bid for a lofty finish in the 76th Tata Steel Tournament Masters in Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

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

Wesley So bows to Cuban GM

Round 8 Standings: 6.0 points—Aronian; 5.5—Karjakin; 5.0—Caruana, Dominguez, Giri; 4.0—Harikrishna, Van Wely, So; 3.0—Rapport, Nakamura; 2.0—Gelfand; 1.5—Naiditsch Round 9 Pairings: Rapport-Giri, Nakamura-Caruana, Naiditsch-Harikrishna, So-Van Wely, Gelfand-Dominguez, Aronian-Karjakin

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

So clashes with Dominguez in Round 8

Filipino Grandmaster Wesley So tries to get back on the winning track when he tangles with Cuban GM Leinier Dominguez in the eighth round of the 76th Tata Steel Tournament Masters on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) at Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

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

So needs full point vs Cuban GM in Round 8

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FilIpino Grandmaster Wesley So, unable to exploit a slight edge, settled for a draw with Russian GM Sergey Karjakin in the seventh round Sunday (Monday in Manila) and kept his share of fourth place in the Tata Steel Tournament Masters in Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

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

Top-seeded Armenian brings high-flying So back to earth

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Standings after six rounds: 5.0 points—Aronian; 4.0—Giri, Karjakin; 3.5—So, Dominguez, Caruana; 3.0—Harikrishna, Nakamura; 2.0—Van Wely, Rapport; 1.5—Gelfand; 1.0—Naiditsch. Round 7 pairings: Caruana-Giri, Rapport-Harikrishna, Nakamura-Van Wely, Naiditsch-Dominguez, So-Karjakin, Gelfand-Aronian.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

So beats Gelfand, vaults to world No. 17

Filipino sensation Grandmaster Wesley So trounced Israeli GM Boris Gelfand to share second place in the fifth round of the 76th Tata Steel Tournament Masters Category A in Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, on Friday (Saturday in Manila).

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

Tata chess 5th round: PH’s So faces Gelfand

Filipino Grandmaster Wesley So (ELO 2719) will face Israeli GM Boris Gelfand (2777) in the fifth round of Category A of the 76th Tata Steel Tournament Masters in Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam today.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

So draws with German GM, keeps share of lead

Round 4 pairings Wednesday: Giri vs So, Gelfand vs Naiditsch, Aronian vs Nakamura, Karjakin vs Rapport, Dominguez vs Caruana, Van Wely vs Harikrishna.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

So halves point with Nakamura, rises to world No. 20

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Phenomenal Filipino Grandmaster Wesley So drew with American GM Hikaru Nakamura in the second round Sunday as they shared the lead with three others in the 76th Tata Steel Tournament Masters in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Wesley So opens Tata stint with a bang

Filipino Grandmaster Wesley So outmaneuvered Hungarian GM Richard Rapport Saturday (Sunday morning in Manila) to launch his bid in the super-tough Category A of the 76th Tata Steel Tournament Masters in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

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