Wesley So Qualifies for Chess World Cup 2013.
29 January 2013
The 19-year-old Philippines #1 rated Grandmaster Wesley So who took time out from Webster University at Saint Louis, Missouri, USA where he is currently a college freshman and whose “one mission” according to his coach GM Susan Polgar in taking part in the Zone 3.3 Championships 2013 in Tagaytay City, Philippines on January 22-29, 2013 is“to make the 2013 World Cup”, finished second place and nailed one of the two(2) qualification slots for FIDE Chess World Cup 2013 allotted in the Asian Zonal championship.
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GM Paragua Wins 2013 PSC Cup; Pascua and Gomez shares second.
by: joeyj : 22 January 2013
Grandmaster Mark Paragua, as a follow up to his 2012 Philippines National Chess Championship trophy, won the 2013 Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Cup International Chess Championship, a clear first place finish, held 14-20 January at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium, Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Manila.
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Magnus Carlsen breaks Kasparov’s rating records.
It’s now official, as of January 2013 FIDE rating list, world’s nr-1 rated and elite-GM Magnus Carlsen of Norway with a rating of 2861 (Jan 2013) at age 22yrs&31days broke the legendary and former World Champion (13th) elite-GM Garry Kasparov’s 13-years & 6 months old all-time .high FIDE rating record of 2851 (established in July 1999) by 10-points margin.
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