Calendar

CALENDAR of EVENTS

2016 Calendar (see also  http://wesleyso.com/calendar/)

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2017 Calendar 
2017 US Chess Championships
March 29, 2017 – April 14, 2017
St. Louis Chess Club
Gashimov Memorial 2017, Web (9)
20 – 30 Apr 2017, Shamkir (Azerbaijan)
So, Kramnik, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, Adams, Harikrishna, Eljanov, Wojtaszek, Topalov, Radjabov

2017 Altibox Norway Chess
June 5 – June 17
Stavanger Norway
Carlsen, So, Caruana, Kramnik, Vachier-Lagrave, Anand, Nakamura, Karjakin, Aronian, Giri

2017 GCT Paris Rapid and Blitz
June 18 – June 26
Paris France

2017 XXX Torneo Magistral de Ajedrez Ciudad de Leon
July 6, 2017 – July 10, 2017
Leon, Castile / Leon Spain

2017 The Sinquefield Cup
July 31 – August 12
St. Louis Chess Club, United States

2017 World Cup
September 1 – September 25
Batumi Georgia

2017 London Chess Classic
November 28 – December 19
London, United Kingdom

NOTE:  More  to come …  ref;   
http://wesleyso.com/calendar/
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2017 COMPLETED EVENTS:
1.  2017 Tata Steel Chess
January 13, 2017 – January 29, 2017
Wijk aan Zee – Netherlands

Wesley So Wins Tata Steel Chess 2017

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10.  2016 Grand Chess Tour London Classic
8-20 December 2016
9.  Isle of Man Open 2016
1 – 9 Oct 2016, Douglas, Isle of Man (England)
8.  World Chess Olympiad 2016  
1 – 14 Sep 2016
Baku (Azerbaijan)
7.  2016 Grand Chess Tour Sinquefield Cup  St. Louis
4-16  August 2016
St. Louis Chess Club
6   Bilbao Final Masters 2016
13 – 23 Jul 2016, Bilbao (Spain)
5.   Grand Chess Tour  Belgium  (rapid and blitz)
15 – 21 June 21   2016
Brussels-Leuven, Belgium
4.  Grand Chess Tour  France (rapid and blitz)
7 – 13  June 2016
Paris, France
3.  2016 China Match with Ding Liren

1-9 May

2.  2016 US Championship
13-30 April
St. Louis Chess Club
1.  2016  Tata Steel Chess
January 15, 2016January 31, 2016
Wijk aan Zee – Netherlands
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2015 COMPLETED EVENTS:
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17    2015 Qatar Masters Open
December 19December 29
Doha, Qatar
16.   2015 Bilbao Masters
26 Oct- 1 Nov 2015
Bilbao, Spain
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15.  Millionaire Chess 2015
8-12 October 2015
Las Vegassource:    https://millionairechess.com/registration-list-mc2
14.  World Cup 2015
10 Sep – 4 Oct 2015, Baku (Azerbaijan)
ref:   Chess World Cup 2015

13. The Sinquefield Cup
22 Aug – 3 Sep 2015
St. Louis Chess Club,

12.  Turkish Super League

August 3August 15
Istanbul

 11.  2015 St. Olaf College  Lecture &  25  Board Simultaneous
July 29, 2015

10.   2015 Metropolitan Summer chess Camp
July 22July 26
Hilton Glendale, Los Angeles,

9.  Dortmund Sparkassen 2015 ~ Dortmund, Germany
27 Jun – 5 Jul 2015
http://wesleyso.com/calendar/
http://www.dortmund.de/de/freizeit_und_kultur/veranstaltungskalender/alle_veranstaltungen/event.jsp?eid=321415
http://en.chessbase.com/post/dortmund-rd7-caruana-first-so-second
also
https://chessaccount.com/caruana-wins-dortmund-2015-wesley-so-2nd-place/
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7,   CEZ Chess Trophy 2015;  So – Navara (match) 
12-16 June 2015
Prague (Czech)
12 June: simultaneous display of Grandmaster So against 30 opponents
13-16 June: Four(4) classical games between GM So and GM Navara
sources:
http://praguechess.cz/index.php?modul=&akce=&orderby=1840&strankovani=0&zobrazeni=ano&langue=en
http://wesleyso.com/calendar/
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6.   French Team (Top 12) Championships 2015 ~ French League

May 30, 2015June 9, 2015
FRANCE

ressults:       https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/french-top12-team-championship-2015/11/1/1

5. Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2015
April 17April 27
Shamkir, Azerbijan

Carlsen, Caruana, Anand, Giri, So,  Kramnik, Vachier-Lagrave, Mamedyarov, Adams   & Mamedov.

Sources:
http://wesleyso.com/calendar/
http://2700chess.com/
http://www.chess.com/news/magnus-carlsen-top-seed-at-second-gashimov-memorial-5782?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=news
http://www.shamkirchess.az/content/3

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4.  US Chess Championships

March 31April 14
St. Louis Chess Club, USA

2015 U.S. Championship Field

http://uschesschamps.com/2015-us-championship/information/overview


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3. Bunratty Chess Festival
Bunratty Weekender 2015
20th. to 22nd. February 2015

Wesley So Wins 2015 Bunratty Masters 5.0/6 (+4=2) points. He also won the Blitz event.

Ireland The Masters entry included the following players:

  • GM Wesley So
  • GM Gawain Jones
  • GM Nigel Short
  • GM Keith Arkell
  • GM Nick Pert
  • IM Mark Heindenfeld
  • IM Thomas Rendle
  • GM Ben Finegold
  • GM David Howell
  • GM Peter Wells
  • GM Mark Hebden
  • GM Alex Baburin
  • GM David Norwood
  • IM Richard Bates

http://www.bunrattychess.com/

Note:
Wesley So GM wins Bunratty Masters 
http://www.bunrattychess.com/

FINAL Ranking
http://www.bunrattychess.com/masters/results_masters.html

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2.     77th Tata Steel Chess Tournament:
9 – 25 January 2015
Wijk aan Zee

Participants of Tata Steel Masters

Name Country Rating Position
GM Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2862 1
GM Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2829 2
GM Aronian, Levon ARM 2797 5
GM Giri, Anish NED 2768 10
GM So, Wesley USA 2762 12
GM Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2758 13
GM Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2744 15
GM Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2734 20
GM Jobava, Baadur GEO 2733 21
GM Ding, Liren CHN 2732 23
GM Ivanchuk, Vasil UKR 2715 34
GM Saric, Ivan CRO 2679 62
GM Hou, Yifan CHN 2673 71
GM Van Wely, Loek NED 2667 82
Average rating : 2747
Category : 20

FIDE-ratings of December 2014

 source:http://www.tatasteelchess.com/tournament/participants/year/2015/group/1
Read full story:
Carlsen Wins Tata Steel Chess 2015; Wesley So tied for 2nd place.

1.  Death Match 30
January 3, 2015 at 9am Pacific (noon Eastern)
Chess.com/TVThe top two Americans (and top-10 world players) GM Hikaru Nakamura and GM Wesley So will face off on January 3, 2015 at 9am Pacific (noon Eastern) in Death Match 30.You can watch the entire match live on Chess.com/TV.This edition supplants Death Match 29 (Vachier-Lagrave-Andreikin) as the highest-rated in history.The matchup was due to take place in October, but was rescheduled after FIDE announced its Grand Prix series, in which Nakamura is currently acquitting himself nicely.Tune in to Chess.com/TV on Saturday, January 3 at 12 p.m. Eastern (GMT -5), 9 a.m. Pacific, for live coverage with IM Danny Rensch and special guests.source:    Nakamura vs So In Death Match 30: Better, Faster, StrongerThe match will feature three frenetic hours of world-class chess with games in three time controls: 5+1 blitz, 3+1 blitz, and 1+1 bullet.Source:   http://www.chess.com/news/two-news-players-in-death-match-28-8657::::

2014 COMPLETED EVENTS:

24th annual NORTH AMERICAN OPEN
26-30 December 2014
Bally’s Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada

Prizes Open Section: $10000-5000-2500-1200-1000-800-600-500-400-400, clear winner or 1st on tiebreak bonus $200, top FIDE Under 2500/Unr $2400-1200. FIDE rated, GM & IM norms possible.

5-Day schedule (9-round FIDE rated Swiss)
Rounds 12/26-28 11:30 am & 6 pm, 12/29 10 am & 4 pm, 12/30 10 am.  Open Section (Las Vegas, Nevada Time)

Source:  as relayed by GM Wesley So @ FB.

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8.   Millionaire Chess Open

October 9-13, 2014
Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

http://millionairechess.com/news/registration-list/

Sources:  Paul Truong  &  

The decision has been made. Webster University students Wesley So, Le Quang Liem, Ray Robson, and Ashwin Jayaram will compete in Millionaire Open Chess in Las Vegas next month.

7.   2nd ACP Golden Classic Tournament 2014

Bergamo, Italy.
12-20 July 2014

 Participants are GM Wesley So (PHI); GM Baadur Jovava (GEO); GM Ian Nepomniachtchi (RUS); GM Zoltan Almasi (HUN); GM Emil Sutovsky (ISR) – who is also the President of the ACP –; and Italian GMs Sabino Brunello and Daniele Vocaturo, number 2 and 3 in the Italian ranking. 

The tournament will be held in a round-robin format. Players will be competing under the same time control as was used in the World Championship matches in the Golden Era of chess: 2,5 hours/40 moves + adjournment

sources:
http://chess-news.ru/en/node/15215
http://www.chessprofessionals.org/content/2nd-acp-golden-classic-begamo-july-12-20#sthash.0BDz7MlU.dpuf

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6.  9th Edmonton International Chess Festival

Edmonton, Canada
20-29 June 2014

Participants:  Ivanchuk, So, Bruzon,  Kovalyov, Krush & more

Source:   http://edmonton-international.com/index.html

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5. Las Vegas International Chess Festival
12-15 June 2014 (Riviera Casino & Hotel
National Open Championship

source:   http://www.vegaschessfestival.com/enter/entries.php?event=NATLOPEN

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4.  49th Capablanca Memorial (2014)

Havana, Cuba
7 – 18 May 2014

Dominguez, Ivanchuk, So, Almasi, Vallejo, Bruzon

references:
http://2700chess.com/

31 January 2014 Kibitz of Coach Susan Polgar @ chessgames.com


Susan Polgar: Wesley is now officially ranked #18 in the world. He has also accepted the invitation to category 19-20 Capablanca Memorial.

see results:   Wesley So wins 49th Capablanca Memorial in Havana.

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3.   2014 BILL WRIGHT SAINT LOUIS OPEN (FIDE RATED)
11-13 April 2014

Tournament Format: 5-Round Swiss

Featuring: GM Wesley So, GM Fidel Corrales, GM Georg Meier, GM Alejandro Ramirez, GM Anatoly Bykhovsky, GM Manuel Leon Hoyos, GM Ben Finegold and more!

Sources:   https://www.facebook.com/events/846862682007624/
http://saintlouischessclub.org/stlopen

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2.  2014 President’s Cup
U.S.A. College Chess Final Four
4-6 April 2014 (NY Athletic Club, New York)

The President’s Cup (informally known as the Final Four of College Chess), that usually takes place  in the first weekend of April.

Webster University dominated the 2013 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship, held Dec. 27-30 at Texas Tech University as Top qualifier for the President’s Cup.

The Top 4 Teams
* Webster University (Defending Champion)
[6 of these 9 GMs will represent Webster University in the Championship: GMs Wesley So, Le Quang Liem, Ray Robson, Georg Meier, Fidel Corrales Jimenez, Manuel Leon Hoyos, Anatoly Bykhovsky, Denes Boros, Andre Diamant]
* UMBC
* University of Illinois
* TTU
source:   http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/2014/03/college-chess-final-four-2014.html

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1.  Tata Steel Chess 2014
11-26 January 2014
Wijk aan Zee, Netherland

Participants of Tata Steel Masters

NAME COUNTRY RATING POSITION
GM Aronian, Levon ARM 2812 2 Photo
GM Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2789 3 Photo
GM Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2782 6 Photo
GM Gelfand, Boris ISR 2777 8 Photo
GM Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2759 10 Photo
GM Dominguez, Leinier CUB 2754 14 Photo
GM Giri, Anish NED 2734 19 Photo
GM So, Wesley PHL 2719 28 Photo
GM Naiditsch, Arkadij GER 2718 29 Photo
GM Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2706 42 Photo
GM Rapport, Richard HUN 2691 56 Photo
GM Van Wely, Loek NED 2672 77 Photo

Average rating :  2743
Category :  20
FIDE-ratings of January 2014

ref:   http://www.tatasteelchess.com/tournament/participants/year/2014/group/1

SCHEDULE

The Tata Steel Chess Tournament has two main tournaments. They are played according to the ’round robin’ system, whereby each competitor plays in turn against every other during the tournament. The Grandmaster group A has 12 players and the Grandmaster group B has 14 players. Both groups start on January 11th 2014. All rounds in Wijk aan Zee begin at 13.30 hours, except for the last round on January 26th, which begins at 12.00 hours. The two rounds in Amsterdam and Eindhoven start at 14:00 hours.

TIME CONTROL

The time control is: 100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the remaining moves with 30 seconds cumulative increment for each move starting from the first move.

Schedule of Tata Steel Masters

see RESULTS:
Aronian Wins Tata Steel Chess 2014; Wesley So @ 6th place overall.

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2013 COMPLETED EVENTS:

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2013 Pan American Intercollegiate Chess Championship
December 27–30, at Texas Tech University

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17th Univé Crown Group in Hoogeveen 

October 20-26, 2013

Michael Adams, England 2753
Wesley So, Philippines 2706
Loek van Wely, Netherlands 2693
Robin van Kampen, Netherlands 2607

2690 (category 18)

refs:   http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/2013/06/17th-unive-crown-group-announced.html
http://www.chessdom.com/unive-chess-2013-live/

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World Cup 2013

World Cup 2013 Tromso, Norway 10-Aug-2013 4-Sep-2013

http://www.fide.com/component/content/article/1-fide-news/6737-2013-world-cup-qualifiers.html

27th Summer Universiade in Kazan, July 6-17 2013

Wesley So to represent PH in Kazan Universiade

Refs:
http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/2012/11/so-to-represent-ph-in-kazan.html

http://manilastandardtoday.com/2012/11/21/so-to-represent-ph-in-kazan-universiade/

LAS VEGAS INTERNATIONAL CHESS FESTIVAL
National Open Championship
Riviera Casino & Hotel
June 6 – 9, 2013

http://www.vegaschessfestival.com/enter/entries.php?event=NATLOPEN

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6th Calgary International Chess Classic
May 14 – 20, 2013

L-R GM Robin Van Kampen (2592) Netherlands. Calgary’s GM Eric Hansen (2557 FIDE). GM Wesley So (2701 FIDE) PHI

Welcome to the 6th Calgary International Chess Classic. As usual, GM and IM norms will be possible in the International section. This tournament provides an excellent opportunity for players seeking norms. IM norms have been awarded in 4 of the 5 previous tournaments here in Calgary.

The tournament is shaping up to be the strongest in its history. Above left is GM Robin Van Kampen (2592 FIDE) from the Netherlands. Centre is Calgary’s own GM Eric Hansen (2557 FIDE). On the right is GM Wesley So (2701 FIDE, the first ever 2700+ player to play in Calgary!) of the Philippines. All 3 are under 25 and on their way up the chess ladder. Norm hunters will have their work cut out for them as this will not be a walk in the park!

The top boards of the International section will also be broadcast live to a chess hungry audience around the world.

refs:
http://www.calgaryinternationalchessclassic.com/index.html
http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/2013/03/6th-calgary-international-chess-classic.html

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U.S.A. College Chess Final Four
April 6-7, 2013 in Rockville, Maryland

The College Chess Final Four will take place in Rockville, MD on April 5-7. The 4 teams which qualified for the Final Fours are:

– Webster University – SPICE (Missouri) – GM Wesley So, GM Ray Robson, GM Georg Meier, GM Manuel Leon Hoyos, GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez
– University of Illinois (Illinois)
– University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC-Maryland)
– University of Texas in Dallas (UTD-Texas)

ref:  College Chess Final Four to be held in Rockville, MD
College Chess Final Four – Rosters

Reykjavik, Iceland scheduled 19-27 February 2013.

Ref:   http://chess-results.com/tnr72648.aspx?lan=1

Webster University freshman GM Wesley So, who recently played board 1 for the Webster A team at the 2012 PanAm Collegiate Championship, has agreed to participate in the Zone 3.3 Zonal Championships 2013.

The event will take place from January 21 – 30, 2013 in Tagaytay City, Philippines. The top 2 finishers will earn a berth in the World Cup in Tromso, Norway, in August.

Source: WEBSTER U FRESHMAN GM WESLEY SO TO COMPETE IN ZONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

See results:
Rnds 1-9 results:  Reykjavik Open 2013
Rnds 10:   GMs Pavel Eljanov, Wesley So and Bassem Amin Wins Reykjavik 2013.

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2012 COMPLETED EVENTS:

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2012 Pan American Intercollegiate Chess Championship
Princeton, NJ
Dec 27 – 30, 2012
FIDE Rated!

Princeton University 6SS, G/90 + 30 sec Increment.

Frick Chemistry Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540.

Intercollegiate Tournament Format: 4 Player Teams, up to 2 Alternates.
Open to college teams from North and South America, and the Caribbean.
Teams must supply letter from University stating that the players meet eligibility requirements.

reference:   Webster University at the 2012 PanAm Intercollegiate Championship

Here are the tentative lineups for the 3 teams from Webster University (pending minor changes after the official December 2012 rating list is published).

 Team 1
GM Georg Meier (Captain)
GM Wesley So
GM Manuel Leon Hoyos GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez
GM Anatoly Bykhovsky (Co-Captain)
Team 2
GM Ray Robson
GM Andre Diamant
GM Denes Boros
IM Vitaly Neimer
Team 3
FM Jake Banawa
WIM Inna Agrest
Maraani Kamphorst
Vanita Young
Paul Michel Truong

ref:   http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/2012/12/panam-is-about-2-weeks-away.html

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Past & Completed Events for CY-2012

10.   GMs So, Meier Headline Thanksgiving Open in Saint Louis

SAINT LOUIS (October 31, 2012) — Grandmaster Wesley So of the Philippines and Grandmaster Georg Meier of Germany headline the strongest field in the history of the Thanksgiving Open, scheduled to be held at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis November 23-25. This FIDE-rated event features a guaranteed prize fund of more than $10,000.

The featured titled players that have committed as of October 31 include:

  • GM Wesley So
  • GM Georg Meier
  • GM Anatoly Bykhovsky
  • GM Fidel Corrales
  • GM Ben Finegold
  • GM Andre Diamant
  • GM Denes Boros
  • WGM Anna Sharevich
  • IM Steven Zierk
  • IM Priyadharshan Kannappan
  • IM Mac Molner
  • IM Justin Sarkar
  • IM Vitaly Neimer
  • IM Levan Bregadze
  • IM Angelo Young

Read more:  GMs So, Meier Headline Thanksgiving Open in Saint Louis

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9.  2012 SPICE Cup Invitational


2012 SPICE Cup
October 12-21, 2012
St. Louis, Missouri

Format: 6-player DRR,  40 moves in 90 minutes followed by 30 minutes to finish the game with a 30-second increment starting at move 1

Players are not allowed to offer a draw.

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This month Webster University and the Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE) will bring six of the best chess players in the world — including two Webster students — to Webster’s home campus. They’ll be competing in the 2012 SPICE Cup Invitational, the highest-rated chess tournament of its kind in U.S. history.

The tourney kicks off with a free and open-to-the-public Welcome Ceremony at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, in Room 102 of Webster’s East Academic Building, 545 Garden Ave. in Webster Groves, Mo.

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Webster University and Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE) to Host the Prestigious 2012 SPICE CUP Invitational Oct. 12-21 Event is the Highest-Rated International Round Robin Chess Tournament in U.S. History
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 8, 2012 – Six of the best chess players in the world – two of them members of the new Webster University chess team – will compete in the 2012 SPICE CUP Invitational tournament, to be held Oct. 12-21 on the Webster University campus. This historic tournament is a FIDE (International Chess Federation) category 18 event, making it the highest-rated chess tournament of its kind in U.S. history.All six players are multiple-time Olympians. They include:

GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) 2705 (#1 in France, former World Junior Champ)
GM Le Quang Liem (Vietnam) 2703 (#1 in Vietnam, National Champion, defending Champ)
GM Ding Liren (China) 2702 (#2 in China, 3 time and defending National Champ)
GM Wesley So (Philippines) 2677 (#1 in the Philippines, National Champ, Webster freshman)
GM Csaba Balogh (Hungary) 2664 (#6 in Hungary, member of National Team)
GM Georg Meier (Germany) 2646 (#4 in Germany, European Team Champ, Webster sophomore)

Average: 2683

The SPICE CUP Invitational tournament kicks off with a free and open-to-the-public Welcome Ceremony at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, in Room 102 of Webster’s East Academic Building, 545 Garden Ave. in Webster Groves. During tournament play, the six competitors will face one another twice, once with black chess pieces and once with white pieces.

ref:   http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/2012/10/spice-cup-2012.html

SPICE Cup 2012 Schedule 

Daily real time updates will be posted @  http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/

Webster University East Academic Building (room 102)

Friday, October 12
1:00 pm Opening Ceremony
2:00 pm A Group – Round 1

Saturday, October 13
2:30 pm A Group – Round 2

Sunday, October 14
2:30 pm A Group – Round 3

Monday, October 15
2:30 pm A Group – Round 4

Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel

Tuesday, October 16
10:00 am FIDE Open – Round 1
2:30 pm A Group – Round 5
4:00 pm FIDE Open – Round 2

Wednesday, October 17
10:00 am FIDE Open – Round 3
2:30 pm A Group – Round 6
4:00 pm FIDE Open – Round 4

Thursday, October 18
10:00 am FIDE Open – Round 5
2:30 pm A Group – Round 7
4:00 pm FIDE Open – Round 6

Friday, October 19
10:00 am FIDE Open – Round 7
2:30 pm A Group – Round 8
4:00 pm FIDE Open – Round 8

Saturday, October 20
10:00 am FIDE Open – Round 9
2:30 pm A Group – Round 9

Sunday, October 21
11:00 am A Group Round – 10
4:00 pm: Closing Ceremony

ref:   http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/2012/10/spice-cup-2012-schedule.html

SPICE Cup 2012 Pairings

Round 1

Meier – Le
Ding – So
Balogh – Vachier-Lagrave

Round 2
Le – Vachier-Lagrave
So – Balogh
Meier – Ding

Round 3
Ding – Le
Balogh – Meier
Vachier-Lagrave – So

Round 4
Balogh – Le
Vachier-Lagrave – Ding
So – Meier

Round 5
Le – So
Meier – Vachier-Lagrave
Ding – Balogh

Round 6
Le – Meier
So – Ding
Vachier-Lagrave – Balogh

Round 7
Vachier-Lagrave – Le
Balogh – So
Ding – Meier

Round 8
Le – Ding
Meier – Balogh
So – Vachier-Lagrave

Round 9
Le – Balogh
Ding – Vachier-Lagrave
Meier – So

Round 10
So – Le
Vachier-Lagrave – Meier
Balogh – Ding

http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/2012/10/spice-cup-2012-pairings.html

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Note:  Per chessaccount computations:

Come Oct 2012 FIDE rating …

– GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France): 2705
– GM Le Quang Liem (Vietnam): 2703
– GM Liren Ding (China) : 2702
– GM Wesley So (Philippines) : 2677 (2667+10.3)
– GM Csaba Balogh (Hungary): 2664 (2668-4.3)
– GM Georg Meier (Germany): 2646 (2656-10.4)

2705+2703+2702+2677+2664+2646=16104 /6
Ave rating = 2682.8 or 2683 (Category 18)

Updated based on FIDE’s Individual Calculations as of 29 September 2012.

See hereat also:  GM Wesley So Live Rating

8.   40th World Chess Olympiad 
August 27 to September 10, 2012
 Istanbul, Turkey
[as Top Board player of the Philippines National Team (Open/Men)]

Registered Countries

7.  Academic Year 2012-2013

Joining SPICE 2 – B2012 under Coach GM Susan Polgar and be enrolling @ Webster  University, St. Louis, MO, USA (under SPICE Scholarship).

470 E. Lockwood Ave. St. Louis, Missouri, USA 63119
L to R: GM Hoyos, GM Robson, GM Moradiabadi, GM Bykhovsky, GM So, GM Meier, GM Boros, GM Diamant

ref:   http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/2012/02/spice-and-champion-us-college-chess.html

more:  https://chessaccount.wordpress.com/wesley-so-2/wesley-so-gallery/the-webster-spice-warriors/

6.     GM Wesley So PHI  VS  GM Ray Robson USA

         at  http://www.chess.com/
         July 29, 2012 @  10:00am PT

       7th Blitz “Death Match” Player Announcement!

5.  Quebec Open Chess Championship 

July 21-28, 2012
College Brebeuf in Montreal, Canada
9-Rounds

http://echecsmontreal.ca/coq/english.html

See News Article (link below):
Wesley So Wins Quebec Chess Championship

4.    2012 Toronto International 

July 15-20, 2012
Annex Chess Club, 918 Bathurst St.
7 Rounds Swiss. All Sections FIDE Rated
http://www.chessinstitute.ca/torontointernational/TorontoInternational_registrations_asof06Jul.pdf

See News Article (link below):
Wesley So Wins 2012 Toronto International

3.  40th Annual World Open

July 2-8, 2012, Philadelphia, PA

2.   French Chess Team Championship (Top 12)

French League, TOP 12, Belfort (France), 31 May – 10 June 2012

GM Wesley So   joined Team CLICHY Échecs 92

The Team Members:

  1. IVANCHUK Vassily   g 2764  UKR    (2Wins & 3Draws)
  2. FRESSINET Laurent  g 2715 FRA  ( 5Wins & 4Draws)
  3. VAN WELY Loek  g 2682 NED    (  5Wins & 5Draws)
  4. VACHIER-LAGRAVE Maxime  g 2680  FRA  ( 6Wins & 4Draws)
  5. SO Wesley  g 2653 PHI    (  4Wins-5Draws-1Loss)
  6. HAMDOUCHI Hicham  g 2627 FRA   (  2Wins &  7Draws)
  7. TREGUBOV Pavel  g 2596 RUS   ( 3Wins-1Draw-1Loss)
  8. PELLETIER Yannick  g 2587 SUI   ( 3Wins &  5Draws)
  9. DELORME Axel  m 2450 FRA  (  2Wins &  2Draws)
  10. SKRIPCHENKO Almira  m 2440 FRA  ( 8Wins-1Draw-1Loss)

See RESULTS:

CLICHY 92 wins 2012 French Team Chess Championship

French Top 12 2012

1).    04-14  May 2012
Asian Continental Chess Championship 2012 – Open Standard chess
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Other participants are Le Quang Liem,  Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son, Ding Liren, Gupta Abhijeet,   Negi Parimarjan,  Hi Hua, et. al.

For NCFP, Philippines participants are GMs  So Wesley,  Barbosa Oliver,  Antonio Rogelio Jr,   Paragua Mark,  Gomez John Paul,  Laylo DarwinTorre Eugenio and IM Garcia Jan Emmanuel.

reference:   http://www.vietnamchess.com.vn/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=580&Itemid=420&lang=en

See RESULTS:   http://chess-results.com/tnr70397.aspx?art=1&rd=9&lan=1&flag=30

See News Article (link below):
Wesley So wins ACC 2012 Blitz Championship

 

 

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