Philippines is 3rd in the Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad

Chessdom – India wins the Chess U16 Olympiad 2008 ahead of Russia.

With GM Wesley So steering the board 1 for the Philippines, he won 8 games and drew 2 to grab the gold medal at board 1. Not a bad performance for the Philippines, considering So’s teammates are way below his high ELO rating of 2577.

Actually, Wesley So was the highest rated player in the tournament.


Val August 31, 2008 Reply

Good job Philippine team. I actually watched the games at the website. At the final round, it was played at the same time the finals of USA vs. Spain was playing.

Next year, I’m sure Philippines will be stronger.

deuts August 31, 2008 Reply

Looking at the next chess olympiad?

Val September 1, 2008 Reply

Another good performance by Wesley So today at the 1st Dragon Capital Chess Open Championship at Vietnam. He garnered 3rd place. One notch higher being the 4th seed in the tournament.

Val September 1, 2008 Reply

Yes, looking at the next chess olympiad

deuts September 3, 2008 Reply

Way to go for GM Wesley So….

Val September 6, 2008 Reply

lapit na ulit chess tournament sa Inter-MBA. enrol ka na sa ateneo o kaya lasalle

Hammy Havoc March 24, 2011 Reply

It is great to see that chess is still enjoyed by so many people.

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