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|Wesley So to participate in 2009 SPICE Cup|
|Written by MonRoi Support on Mon, Sep 22 2008 (03:47)|
Susan Polgar has begun the process of putting together the 2009 SPICE Cup. It is expected to be between category 16-17. The first official confirmed player for the 3rd annual SPICE Cup is 14 year old Filipino phenom GM Wesley So. His October 1 rating will be at around 2610 and he is the top ranked player from his country.
Here are just some of his latest accomplishments:
World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad August 16-24,2008: Board 1 Gold Medal;
2008 Japfa Chess Festival 2008 One-on-one with GM Susanto Megaranto of Indonesia April 16-21, 2008: 1st Place;
10th Dubai Open Chess Championship “Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Ak Maktoum Cup” April 5-15, 2008: 1st Place;
3rd Pichay Cup International Open December 2-8, 2007: 3rd GM norm, World’s 7th Youngest GM, Youngest Filipino GM;
World Junior Chess Championship October 2-17, 2007: 2nd GM Norm;
World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad August 4-12,2007: Board 1 Gold Medal;
15th Asian Cities Chess Championship March 1-9,2007: Individual: Gold Medal for Performance Rating and Gold Medal for Percentage Score;
Wesley will be representing the Philippines in the upcoming Olympiad in Dresden, Germany.