Le Quang Liem wins 3rd HDBank Cup 2013; Paragua 4th

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Le Quang Liem wins 3rd HDBank Cup 2013; Paragua 4th.

by:  joeyj   :   24 March 2013
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The 3rd HDBank Cup International Open Chess Tournament  that was held on 19-24 March 2013 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam was won by the #1 seed Hyper GM Le Quang Liem (VIE)2709 when his final round (R9) game against the #2 seed Hyper GM Berkes Ferenc (HUN)2702 was drawn after the 31st move

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He is SO Good!

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He is SO Good!.

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Webster University freshman and chess GM Wesley So has officially made chess history.

 So is now the 1st player from the Philippines and the 1st player in the 67-year history of American Collegiate Chess to break the 2700 rating mark.

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GMs Parimarjan Negi and Ino Sadorra tied for 1st Place @ 2013 UT Dallas Spring Open

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GMs Parimarjan Negi and Ino Sadorra tied for 1st Place @ 2013 UT Dallas Spring Open.

by:  joeyj   :   15 March 2013
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One of UTD student GM Julio Catalino ‘Ino’ Sadorra, a mainstay of UTD Team “A” from Philippines, who was seeded #6 out of a total of 43 FIDE rated participants (13-GM, 10-IM, 9-FM, 3-WIM & 1-WFM) from 18 countries/federations scored 6.5/9 (5Wins-3Draws-1Loss) with a  ‘Rating performance’ (Rp) of 2611 tied for 1st place with the #1 seed GM Parimarjan Negi (IND)2639 who also submitted identical score after 9-rounds of play.

GM Parimarjan Negi with a superior tiebreak due to his higher Buchholz took home the championship trophy while GM Sadorra had to settle 2nd place finish.  GM Sadorra consolation was, he was the only player to trounce the champion and this ensued in round-7 where he was able to catch-up Negi at the helm.

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World’s Youngest To Attain Chess Grandmaster Status

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World’s Youngest To Attain Chess Grandmaster Status.

by:  joeyj   :   04 March 2013
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On May 1, 2012  chessaccount.wordpress.com  published World’s Youngest To Attain GM, 2600, 2700, 2800 and WC  and one of the topic was the World’s  “Youngest Grandmasters (GMs) in History”

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Wei Yi The World’s Youngest Grandmaster at 13yrs-8mos-24days

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Wei Yi The World’s Youngest Grandmaster at 13yrs-8mos-24days.

by:  joeyj   :   03 March 2013
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The latest 13 years of age, to qualify the GM status was China’s Wei Yi, born 2 June 1999, when in the 9th round of a 10 rounder Reykjavik Open on 26 February 2013 he scored 7.0/9 and registered a Rating performance of 2661 that was more than enough to achieve his 3rd and final GM norm.

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Wesley So Officially Breach the 2700 mark

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Wesley So Officially Breach the 2700 mark.

by:  joeyj   :   01 March 2013
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On March 2013 FIDE rating list publication, officially, GM Wesley So (born 9 Oct 1993) from the Philippines breached the 2700 mark.  His March 2013 FIDE rating of 2701 was derived from his live rating of 2701.3 that he achieved 2 days earlier at the conclusion of Reykjavik Open 2013 on 27 February 2013 where he tied for first place, a 3-way tie, with GMs Pavel Eljanov (Ukraine) and Bassem Amin (Egypt).

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