Alekhine Nouri wins North American U1900 Blitz.
02 January 2015
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.
01 January 2015
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.
15 October 2014
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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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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