So rules Knights chess tilt

SUPER Grandmaster Wesley So ruled the just concluded Young Knights Chess League at Eton Cyberpod Corinthian located at EDSA corner Ortigas Ave. , Pasig City.

So, playing under the banner of National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) President/Chairman Prospero “Butch” Pichay Jr., downed Fide Master (FM) Julius Joseph de Ramos, finished with a six-round total of six points to annex his another title on local soil this year.

He received P20,000 for the feat in the tournament organized by Metropolitan Chess Club (MCC) founding head former olympian WNM Milagros Emperado.

Earlier, the Bacoor, Cavite whiz kid So, won the Gatherings of Knights and Kings chess tournament last Tuesday at the Barangay Socorro, Covered Court in Quezon City after beating International Master (IM) Chito Garma in the sudden death play-off organized by sportsman/ businessman Cesar Iligan and Asia’s First GM Eugene Torre.

“I would like to break the 2700 Elo barrier and step into the 2800,” said So referring to his future plans in his chess career who expected to reach his ELO ranking to 2673 after accumulating 4 points in the 2010 Spice Cup Fall Double Round Robin in Lubbock , Texas last October. Liberty Icao


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