Wesley So tells David Cox about his remarkable journey from learning the game in an impoverished neighborhood in the Philippines to reaching the world's top 10.
In many ways, Wesley So’s life story reads a bit like the script of a Hollywood movie.
THE Masters Class Chess School Fide-Rated Invitational Chess Tournament will unfurl on April 17 to 21 at the Masters Class Chess School, 3rd floor, ATC Bldg, Velez & Luna Street in Cagayan de Oro City. Country's newest Fide arbiter (FA) Margie Cobrado Narcilla bared this yesterday.
Final Standings:(24 player's field, Under 10 boys division)
5.0 points---Aaron Francis De Asas, Clark Jemuel Cabatian
4.5 points---Jeroniel Perez
4.0 points---Julie Gelua Jr., Mar Aviel Carredo, Ethan Jackenzie Ang, Jacob Villaceran, Jean Antonette Brade
3.5 points---Sean Adryl Tolentino
THE Philippines' youngest Woman Fide Master Antonella Berthe "Tonelle" Murillo Racasa will head to Sri Lanka with hopes of improving her world ranking aside from bringing more honor for the country.
Accompanied by his father/coach Roberto Racasa who is also an International Memory Sports champion, fondly called Tonelle in chess world will see action at the Asian Youth Chess Championships slated from
Rolando III, Ruslan, King Lanz, and Queen Rose Pamplona of Passi City, Iloilo scored contrasting victories on Sunday to advance into the grand finals of this years' 2019 National Youth and Schools Chess Championships-Visayas leg held at the 4th floor Metro Lobby, Ayala Malls Capitol Central, Bacolod City on Sunday.
The six years-old Rolando III topped the Under 7 boys category after beating fellow six pointers Eugene Gale Talledo in the tie break points while the eight-years-old Ruslan, on the other hand won his last three matches to rule the Under 9 division with six points marker in seven outings.
by Marlon Bernardino
PH chess wizard Gio Troy Ventura is setting his sights in competing National Age Group Chess Championships-Luzon Qualifying Leg II to be held on March 28 to 30 at the Robinson Place, Pala Pala in Dasmariñas City, Cavite following his successful conquest of the recent 2019 Batang Pinoy in Ilagan City, Isabela.
ALWAYS relying on his vast experience, Filipino Belsar Valencia kept its winning streak, this time dominating the just concluded 2019 Edmonton Chess Championship last March 3 in Edmonton City, Alberta, Canada.
Valencia, who hails from La Union defeated Canadian Jeff Reeve, 126.96.36.199, in the finals, to enroute the Edmonton Chess Championship title for the third time. He earned the trophy with an undefeated record.