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Wesley So, Dubai chess open champion

Wesley So, his name sounds like a chinese or korean,
but he is a proud FILIPINO!
yes, he is!
Currently, he won the Dubai Open
He won the tournament with 7/9 and a 2708 performance

He has an age of 14 and
the world’s youngest grandmaster from the Philippines..(oh redundant, im just proud he is a filipino!)
Below is the final standings:

Rnk Sd Title Player Rtg FED
Pts
RtgSum Prize
1 16 GM So, Wesley 2540 PHI
7
20234 $4500
2 15 GM Gagunashvili, Merab 2553 GEO
7
20085 $4500
3 4 GM Ghaem, Maghami Ehsan 2604 IRI
7
19789 $4500
4 8 GM Li, Chao B 2581 CHN
7
19605 $4500
5 19 GM Gupta, Abhijeet 2521 IND
20400 $1687
6 7 GM Drozdovskij, Yuri 2581 UKR
20135 $1687
7 25 IM Laxman, R R 2488 IND
19794 $1687
8 12 GM Neverov, Valeriy 2568 UKR
19658 $1687
9 6 GM Arutinian, David 2593 GEO
19546 $1687
10 17 GM Ibrahimov, Rasul 2535 AZE
19533 $1687
11 1 GM Guseinov, Gadir 2625 AZE
19527 $1687
12 26 GM Guliev, Sarhan 2487 AZE
18570 $1687
13 33 FM Salem, A R Saleh 2429 UAE
6
19985 $600
14 5 GM Kuzubov, Yuriy 2603 UKR
6
19690 $520
15 10 GM Kotanjian, Tigran 2570 ARM
6
19663 $520
16 9 GM Adly, Ahmed 2578 EGY
6
19634 $520
17 23 GM Ibrayev, Nurlan 2507 KAZ
6
19370 $520
18 35 IM Sachdev, Tania 2423 IND
6
19184 $520
19 48 FM Wu, Xibin 2351 CHN
6
19137 $520
20 13 Zhou, Weiqi 2560 CHN
6
19088 $520
21 30 IM Ashwin, Jayaram 2446 IND
6
18905 $520
22 20 GM Negi, Parimarjan 2514 IND
6
18872 $520
23 32 IM Guliev, Logman 2434 AZE
6
18559 $520

I am proud of Wesley! Go Wesley!

April 17, 2008 Posted by | abs-cbn, chess, contest, from internet, happenings, personal, unbelievable | 1 Comment