So, Antonio dropped rating points FIDE-RP rating list

COUNTRY’S top rated players grandmasters (GM’s) Wesley So and Rogelio “Joey” Antonio Jr. dropped their Elo rating points based in the latest World Chess Federation (FIDE) rating list for the month of July.

The 17-year-old Bacoor, Cavite whiz kid So lost nine Elo rating points while the Calapan, Oriental Mindoro Antonio lost 24 Elo rating points.

From previous 2667, The No.6 Junior in the World So has 2658 and listed World’s no.89. Antonio, on the other hand from 2589 dropped into 2565.

However, So and Antonio, both member of the Philippine Chess team won silver medal in the last year’s Asian Games in Guangzhou, China are expecting to increase their Elo rating points when the 2011 Battle of the Grandmasters unreels on July 16 to 23.

“Kumpiyansa ako muling aangat ang rating nina Wesley (So) at Joey (Antonio). Marami pa naman silang naka line up na chess event,” said International Arbiter and National Master Erwin Carag, the 2010 NCAA Chess Coach of the Year.

Rounding up to the top 15 FIDE-RP rating list are No. 3 GM Mark Paragua (Elo 2545), No.4 GM Joseph Sanchez (Elo 2534), No.5 GM John Paul Gomez (Elo 2529), No.6 GM Darwin Laylo (Elo 2528), No.7 GM Roland Salvador (Elo 2527), No.8 IM Oliver Barbosa (Elo 2514), No.9 GM Julio Catalino Sadorra (Elo 2495),No.10-11  IM Richard Bitoon (Elo 2491), No.10-11 GM Eugene Torre (Elo 2491), No.12 IM Ronald Dableo (Elo 2445), No.13 GM Buenaventura Villamayor (Elo 2440), No.14 IM Rolando Nolte and No.15 IM Rolly Martinez (Elo 2419)

GM Magnus Carlsen of Norway (Elo 2821) is leading the way in the Top 100 Players in the World while GM Judith Polgar of Hungrary (Elo 2699) dominating the distaff side.
GM Le Quang Liem of Vietnam (Elo 2715) and GM Hou Yifan of China (Elo 2575), topped the 20 Juniors and 20 Girls, respectively.

Russia still Top Countries with average rating 2734, listed 205 GMs, 477 IMs and 2032 total titled  players.

Philippines remains at no.29, average rating 2543, listed 13 GMs, 22 IMs and 64 total titled  players.

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