Wesley So Top Seed @ ACP Golden Classic 2014.
12 July 2014
The Association of Chess Professionals (ACP) Golden Classic international chess tournament, round 1 (R1), starts today 12 July in Bergamo, Italy, and ends (R7) on 20 July 2014.
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15 May 2014
R6: Wesley So hang on to the lead @ Capablanca Memorial 2014.
Round 6 (14 May)
Bruzon Batista, Lazaro(CUB)2682-So, Wesley(PHI)2731: ½-½
With 4-rounds to go at the prestigious 49th Capablanca Memorial Tournament (2014) being played from 8 to 18 May at the Habana Riviera Hotel in La Havana, Cuba, Filipino GM Wesley So had drawn his R6 match against GM Lazaro Bruzon’s English opening in another exciting, bloody (as described by many kibitzers & mirons online), intense and time pressured game that lasted for about 2hrs & 27min in only 22 moves and scoring 4.0/6 in the process to hang on his half-point lead over the top seed GM Leinier Domínguez Perez who also had drawn his 28-mover match, a Najdorf variation of the Sicilian defense, with the 2nd seed GM Vassily Ivanchuk and scoring 3.5/6.
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R5: Wesley So leads 49th Capablanca Memorial at halfway.
13 May 2014
R5: Almasi, Zoltan(HUN)2693-So, Wesley(PHI)2731 : 0-1
After 5 rounds of play, at halfway mark, of the 10-round double round-robin event @ 49th Capablanca Memorial(2014), GM Wesley So (PHI)2731 snatched the sole lead scoring 3.5/5 (+2-0=3) by beating his perennial co-leader since R3 the defending champion GM Almasi, Zoltan (HUN)2693 who resigned after the 48th move of a French Winawer. The other previous round-4 leader, top seed Domínguez Perez, Leinier (CUB)2768 made a quick 13-mover draw [Ruy Lopez, Closed (C92)] with his compatriot Bruzon Batista, Lazaro(CUB)2682 to score 3.0/5(+1-0=4).
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R4: So, Dominquez & Almasi in a 3-Way Tie for the Lead @ 49th Capablanca Memorial.
12 May 2014
GMs So, Dominguez and Almasi tied @ 2.5-pts after 4-rounds
Round 4 (11 May)
The top seed, Cuba’s Nr 1, World’s Nr 10 and 3-time Capablanca Memorial winner Domínguez Perez, Leinier CUB 2768 (2004, 2008 & 2009) scoring his first win in the tournament against Vallejo Pons, Francisco (2700) upped his aggregate total points to 2.5/4 and catched up R3 leaders GMs Wesley So (PHI)2731 and Almasi, Zoltan(HUN)2693 who both had drawn their respective games … a 3-way tie for the lead after 4-rounds at the 48th Capablanca Memorial (2014).
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R3: Almasi ties So after 3 @ 49th Capablanca Memorial
11 May 2014
GM So and Almasi tied @ 2-pts after 3-rounds
Round 3 (10 May)
The defending champion (2013 winner) GM Almasi, Zoltan(HUN)2693 defeated the 6-time Capablanca Memorial winner GM Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2753 (2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011 & 2012) in R3 to tie GM So, Wesley(PHI)2731 for the lead at 2-pts each. Wesley So had drawn his Ruy Lopez (C88) game with 3-time winner Domínguez Perez, Leinier CUB 2768 (2004, 2008 & 2009). At Table-3 the game between the 2001 winner GM Vallejo Pons, Francisco ESP 2700 and 2002 winner GM Bruzon Batista, Lazaro CUB 2682 was also drawn after white’s 60th move.
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Wesley So beats Vallejo-Pons in Rnd-2, leads 49th Capablanca Memorial.
10 May 2014
After two rounds of play at the 49th Capablanca Memorial 2014, the Philippines top rated Grandmaster Wesley So ranked Nr 23 in the World with 2731 FIDE rating, a first timer in this prestigious chess tournament, needed only two rounds to secure the sole leadership scoring 1.5/2 (+1=1).
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GM Julio Catalino Sadorra is Philippines Newest Super Grandmaster.
01 April 2014
It’s official. GM Julio Catalino ‘Ino’ Sadorra, the Philippines 14th Chess Grandmaster (2011), became the Philippines 3rd Super Grandmaster (SGM) with a FIDE rating of 2605 as of April 2014 FIDE rating list. Sadorra joins the elite group of Filipino Super GMs (2600+) lead by Mark Paragua who in Jan 2006 was the 1st Filipino to breach the 2600+ mark with a FIDE rating of 2618 and Wesley So who in Oct 2008 was the 2nd Filipino to breach the SGM mark with his FIDE rating of 2610.
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GM Oliver Barbosa wins 19th Int’l Open Grandmasters Chess 2014.
28 March 2014
GM Oliver Barbosa, the Philippines’ Nr 3 top rated chess player, once again delivered sterling performances that won first place via tiebreak points in “The 19th International Open Grandmasters Chess Tournament 2014” also known as “The 6th Kolkata Open” that took place from 18th to 27th March 2014 at Gorky Sadan, Kolkata, West Bengal (India) that was organized by the Alekhine Chess Club.
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Carlsen Wins Zurich Chess Challenge 2014; Caruana Tops Rapid.
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The Zurich Chess Challenge (ZCC) 2014, the strongest tournament in chess history to date whose 6-participants with an astonishing average rating of 2800.83 rounded to 2801, the 1st ever Category 23 (2801–2825 ELO/rating range) tournament, was won by the newly crowned World Champion (WC) Magnus Carlsen in his first tournament appearance as World Champion since winning the world title on 9-22 November 2013.
Carlsen receiving trophy from the main sponsor Oleg Skvortsov (middle pic)
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Aronian Wins Tata Steel Chess 2014; Wesley So @ 6th place overall.
by: joeyj : January 28, 2014
R6 pic: Levon Aronian Vs Wesley So
The 76th edition of Tata Steel Chess Tournament also well-known as Wijk aan Zee that took place for the first time in 3-locations for the Master’s Group (Grp-A): Wijk aan Zee (R1-R3,R5-R8,R10-R11), Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam (R4 ) and High Tech Campus Eindhoven (R9 ) from 11-26 January 2014, was won by elite-GM Levon Aronian (2812) of Armenia. It was the 4th time that Aronian won in Wijk aan Zee. The other three were in 2007, 2008 and 2012.
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