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Wesley So draws world champion, now 44 games without a loss - Rappler

January 15, 2017 - 2:03am

Rappler

Wesley So draws world champion, now 44 games without a loss
Rappler
He also triumphed in the Sinquefield Cup, where he bombed out two years ago, and the London Chess Classic which made him overall champion of the Grand Chess Tour. So, born in Bacoor, Cavite, played for the Philippines until he decided to switch to the ...

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So good for 2016 Player of the Year - Inquirer.net

January 12, 2017 - 11:17am

Inquirer.net

So good for 2016 Player of the Year
Inquirer.net
Super Grandmaster Wesley So performed so well in 2016, he handily emerged Player of the Year. The Philippine-born So, now representing the United States, earned the nod of online voters in a poll conducted by chessbase.com, besting reigning world ...

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Pestaño: Chess personality of the year - Sun.Star

December 29, 2016 - 7:55pm

Pestaño: Chess personality of the year
Sun.Star
ALTHOUGH Magnus Carlsen managed to defend his crown against Sergey Karjakin, my choice for Man of the Year in chess is Wesley So. He won two super tournaments—the Sinquefield Cup and the London Chess Classic against eight of the top 10 players ...

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Even in chess you need to be on right side of age: Anand - Gulf Times - Gulf Times

December 25, 2016 - 2:08pm

Gulf Times

Even in chess you need to be on right side of age: Anand - Gulf Times
Gulf Times
He won the Leon Chess Rapid Masters tournament and had a very good Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis, Tal Memorial tournament and the London Chess Classic.
Viswanathan Anand eyes strong 2017 after steady showing in 2016 ...Hindustan Times

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London Chess Classic champion Wesley So: I never celebrate until I get home with the trophies - Firstpost

December 25, 2016 - 6:40am

Inquirer.net

London Chess Classic champion Wesley So: I never celebrate until I get home with the trophies
Firstpost
If the chess world had to decide one player who did exceedingly well in the year 2016, it definitely had to be the Filipino-American grandmaster Wesley So. The 23-year-old won two super tournaments – the Sinquefield Cup and London Chess Classic.
The Cavite-born GM's sad loyalty gambit has become almost ...Inquirer.net

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Premier Badminton League's new scoring system will be an exciting experiment, says Prakash Padukone - Firstpost

December 25, 2016 - 5:00am

Firstpost

Premier Badminton League's new scoring system will be an exciting experiment, says Prakash Padukone
Firstpost
The 23-year-old won two super tournaments – the Sinquefield Cup and London Chess Classic. He helped the US win an Olympiad gold and also won the Grand Chess Tour ahead of legends like Viswanathan Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, Veselin Topalov and ...

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Chess notes - The Boston Globe - The Boston Globe

December 24, 2016 - 12:56pm

The Boston Globe

Chess notes - The Boston Globe
The Boston Globe
The 2016 Grand Chess Tour (www.GrandChessTour.org) has ended with a grand victory by American, via the Philippines, Wesley So. This past week, So won ...
The Cavite-born GM's sad loyalty gambit has become almost ...Inquirer.net

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The Cavite-born GM's sad loyalty gambit has become almost irrelevant, thanks to his mercurial rise - Inquirer.net

December 24, 2016 - 8:38am

Inquirer.net

The Cavite-born GM's sad loyalty gambit has become almost irrelevant, thanks to his mercurial rise
Inquirer.net
For all intents and purposes, Wesley So is right on track for a world championship title. And, gauging by his dazzling performances in last week's London Chess Classic and the Sinquefield Cup in August, becoming the king of chess may happen before the ...

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Viswanathan Anand pays tribute to Jayalalithaa, eyes confident showing in 2017 - Hindustan Times

December 24, 2016 - 1:55am

Hindustan Times

Viswanathan Anand pays tribute to Jayalalithaa, eyes confident showing in 2017
Hindustan Times
He won the Leon Chess Rapid Masters tournament and had solid performances in the Sinquefield Cup in St.Louis, Tal Memorial tournament and in the London Chess Classic. The low point was the Candidates tournament where, despite beating eventual ...

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3 Americans finish atop Grand Chess Tour and Cement US as Chess Superpower - St. Louis Public Radio

December 22, 2016 - 4:40pm

St. Louis Public Radio

3 Americans finish atop Grand Chess Tour and Cement US as Chess Superpower
St. Louis Public Radio
After winning the Sinquefield Cup, Wesley So entered the London Chess Classic leading the Grand Chess Tour. The only player who could mathematically catch up was four-time U.S. Champion Hikaru Nakamura. The tournament started dramatically, as the ...

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Three Americans Finish Atop Grand Chess Tour and Cement US as Chess Superpower - St. Louis Public Radio

December 22, 2016 - 5:25am

St. Louis Public Radio

Three Americans Finish Atop Grand Chess Tour and Cement US as Chess Superpower
St. Louis Public Radio
After winning the Sinquefield Cup, Wesley So entered the London Chess Classic leading the Grand Chess Tour. The only player who could mathematically catch up was four-time U.S. Champion Hikaru Nakamura. The tournament started dramatically, as the ...

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Wesley So now $295000 richer after topping London chess tour - ABS-CBN News

December 20, 2016 - 5:30am

ABS-CBN News

Wesley So now $295000 richer after topping London chess tour
ABS-CBN News
So, who grew up in Cavite, first won the Sinquefield Cup and then finished second in the Your Next Move Leuven rapid and blitz tournament before taking all comers in the London Chess Classic. "I give total respect to my opponents because they are the ...

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Twin Cities chess grandmaster reaches lofty heights, hauls in big prizes - Minneapolis Star Tribune

December 19, 2016 - 11:57am

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Twin Cities chess grandmaster reaches lofty heights, hauls in big prizes
Minneapolis Star Tribune
That victory came just months after winning one of the other top tournaments of the year, the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis. So's undefeated performance in those two events, which Carlsen had skipped, plus his strong showing in two other elite ...
So earns P15 millionInquirer.net
London Chess Classic: Anand scores over TopalovSportstarlive
Armenia Levon Aronian loses final round of London Chess ClassicBig News Network.com
Manila Bulletin
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So earns P15 million - Inquirer.net

December 19, 2016 - 10:10am

Inquirer.net

So earns P15 million
Inquirer.net
Counting his fourth-place finish in Paris, second in Leuven (Belgium) and first in the Sinquefield Cup held in St. Louis, Missouri, So amassed a total of 36 points, way ahead of fellow US team stalwarts Hikaru Nakamura (24.5) and Fabiano Caruana (23.75).
London Chess Classic: Anand scores over TopalovSportstarlive
Armenia Levon Aronian loses final round of London Chess ClassicBig News Network.com
So bags P5 M in LondonManila Bulletin

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Australia vs Pakistan: Imran Khan, Wasim Akram among greats to laud visitors for resilience - Firstpost

December 19, 2016 - 9:46am

Firstpost

Australia vs Pakistan: Imran Khan, Wasim Akram among greats to laud visitors for resilience
Firstpost
The 23-year-old won two super tournaments – the Sinquefield Cup and London Chess Classic. He helped the US win an Olympiad gold and also won the Grand Chess Tour ahead of legends like Viswanathan Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, Veselin Topalov and ...

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Wesley wins in London - BusinessWorld Online Edition

December 19, 2016 - 9:13am

Wesley wins in London
BusinessWorld Online Edition
Wesley So has just won the London Chess Classic 2016, his second superGM tournament in 2016 (Sinquefield Cup was the first). He did this with three wins (Nakamura, Adams and Topalov), six draws and no losses and took home $75,000 for this feat. This ...

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Armenia Levon Aronian loses final round of London Chess Classic - Big News Network.com

December 19, 2016 - 2:35am

Big News Network.com

Armenia Levon Aronian loses final round of London Chess Classic
Big News Network.com
The London Chess Classic was named as one of the three events to comprise the inaugural Grand Chess Tour alongside Norway Chess and the Sinquefield Cup. Being tired after hours of play, Aronian pressed too hard and gave Bulgaria's Veselin Topalov a ...
London Chess Classic: Anand scores over TopalovSportstarlive
So bags P5 M in LondonManila Bulletin

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London Chess Classic: Anand scores over Topalov - Sportstarlive

December 18, 2016 - 8:29am

Sportstarlive

London Chess Classic: Anand scores over Topalov
Sportstarlive
It may be recalled that Wesley won the Sinquefield Cup and finished runner-up at Leuven. Anand, who skipped the Paris event, is likely to finish tied-fourth with Levon Aronian in the GCT standings. The results: Eighth round: Veselin Topalov (Bul, 1 ...

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India vs England: Virat Kohli is 'two-times more aggressive than me', says ex-captain Sourav Ganguly - Firstpost

December 14, 2016 - 11:25pm

India vs England: Virat Kohli is 'two-times more aggressive than me', says ex-captain Sourav Ganguly
Firstpost
The 23-year-old won two super tournaments – the Sinquefield Cup and London Chess Classic. He helped the US win an Olympiad gold and also won the Grand Chess Tour ahead of legends like Viswanathan Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, Veselin Topalov and ...

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Levon Aronian in second spot after London Chess Classic round 3 - PanARMENIAN.Net

December 13, 2016 - 8:04am

Levon Aronian in second spot after London Chess Classic round 3
PanARMENIAN.Net
After winning the Sinquefield Cup, So is first in the overall standings of the Grand Chess Tour. He has 30 GP points but Aronian (21.75) or Hikaru Nakamura (21.50) also still have chances to win the Grand Chess Tour if they win in London and So does ...

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