It’s official, GM Wesley So made it to the Top 10 in the November 2014 FIDE Ratings List.
The sad news, however, is that Wesley So now officially bears the US flag, and not the Philippines. But we still cling to the fact that he’s still Filipino at heart:
I am a proud Filipino, always will be a Filipino at heart, and never forget where I came from. I am thankful for all the support in the past.
— Wesley So in Chessdom interview
On the side note, there are three GM’s who are in the 2800 level, namely: Magnus Carlsen (2863), Fabiano Caruana (2839), and Veselin Topalov (2800).
Check out the top 100 list here.
Meanwhile, we’ll find out how
our very own Wesley So will fare against the rest of the world’s best in the 77th Tata Steel Chess Tournament to be held in Wijk aan Zee, et. al., from 9 to 15 of January, 2015.