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.

7 thoughts on “Philippines is 3rd in the Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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