Wesley So Wins as 2017 U.S. Chess Champion

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The US Chess Championship that took place in Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.  from 29th March to 10th April 2017 was won by GM Wesley So,

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GM Wesley So is 2016 Sinquefield Cup Champion

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GM Wesley So is 2016 Sinquefield Cup Champion

 

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The 2016 Sinquefield Cup, the 3rd leg of the 2016 Grand Chess Tour, a very strong chess tournament that assembled the world’s numbers 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 plus #12, 13 & 18 all with an average rating of 2778.6, a category 22 (2776-2800) event playing a round-robin in Chess Club and Scholastic Center, Saint Louis, USA, on 5-14 August 2016 produced a solo 1st place winner in the person of GM Wesley So.

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Wesley So wins Bilbao Chess Masters 2015

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The  Bilbao Chess 2015 also popularly called the 8th Grand Slam Masters Final took place in Bilbao on 25 October to 1 November 2015.  Since its 1st edition (2008), it is considered one of the world’s strongest annual chess tournament.

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Caruana wins Dortmund 2015; Wesley So @ 2nd place

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Caruana wins Dortmund 2015; Wesley So @ 2nd place.


Fabiano Caruana (1st), WesleySo (2nd)

The 43rd edition of Sparkassen Chess Meeting also popularly known as Dortmund Chess 2015, a Super-Tournament,  took place from 27 June-5 July 2015, in the NRW Orchestra Centre in Dortmund, Germany.

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Carlsen retains title @ Shamkir 2015; Wesley So @ 3rd place

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 Magnus Carlsen & Wesley So in their R8 encounter that ended with a draw

The  Shamkir Chess 2015 also known as  the 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial  held in Shamkir, Azerbaijan, 17-26 April 2015, in memory of the late Azerbaijan’s great and famous chess player GM Vugar Gashimov was won for the second straight year by the reigning World Champion(WC) Magnus Carlsen.

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Alekhine Nouri wins North American U1900 Blitz

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Alekhine Nouri wins North American U1900 Blitz.

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02 January 2015
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The Philippines youngest FIDE Master (FM) Alekhine Nouri who had just turned 9-yrs-old last December 12, has won the Under 1900 (U1900) Blitz section of the 24th Annual North American Open that was held on December 29. 2014 at Bally’s Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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Wesley So wins 24th Annual North American Open

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Wesley So wins 24th Annual North American Open.

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01 January 2015
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Filipino International Grandmaster Wesley So, now representing U.S. Chess Federation (USCF) since 28 October 2014,  bulldozed his way to the top and became a clear 1st place winner with 8.0/9 points, a 1.5-pts ahead of the nearest followers, a foursome of 6.5 pointers (2nd-5th placers), at the 24th Annual American Open.

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Millionaire Chess: Wesley So first, Robson second

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Millionaire Chess: Wesley So first, Robson second.

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15 October 2014
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Filipino Chess Grandmaster Wesley So completed his amazing run at the Millionaire Chess 2014,   the richest Open Tournament, with a record total prize payout of 1,000,000 USD (for 6-sections), by topping the ‘Millionaire Chess Open’ section and took home the Champion prize of 100,000 USD.

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