14-year-old Filipino, World`s Youngest GM in 3rd Prospero Pichay Cup in Manila Print
Friday, 07 December 2007 00:00
Filipino Wesley So, 14, is set to become the world`s youngest Grandmaster, for now, as he completed his third norm at the 3rd Prospero Pichay International Open held 1-7 December 2007 at the Duty Free Philippines in Manila. Born in October 1993, eight months after GM Negi of India, Wesley So`s other GM norms were from the World Juniors in Armenia and Bad Wiessee, Germany last year. Asian Indoor Games Champion Ni Hua won the tournament among 68 players from six countries. The event is the second leg of the ASEAN Grand Prix. See results and standings in chess results.com. Read final standings. Filipino Wesley So, 14, is set to become the world`s youngest Grandmaster, for now, as he completed his third norm at the 3rd Prospero Pichay International Open held 1-7 December 2007 at the Duty Free Philippines in Manila. Born in October 1993, eight months after GM Negi of India, Wesley So`s other GM norms were from the World Juniors in Armenia and Bad Wiessee, Germany last year.

Asian Indoor Games Champion Ni Hua won the tournament participated in by 68 players from six countries. At stake was $30,000 in cash prizes. The event is the second leg of the ASEAN Grand Prix. See results and standings in chess results.com.



In photo, National Chess Federation of the Philippine president Prospero Pichay (right) makes the ceremonial moves with GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami of Iran. Looking on are, from left: NCFP Treasurer Red Dumuk, GMs Zhang Zhong (SIN), Dao Thien Hai (VIE), Mark Paragua (PHI), Ni Hua (CHN), Nguyen Anh Dung (VIE), Li Chao (CHN) and Darwin Laylo (PHI) and NCFP FIDE Delegate Casto Abundo. Not in photo are GM`s Eugene Torre and Rogelio Antonio of the Philippine.

3rd PICHAY CUP INTERNATIONAL OPEN
Final Ranking
Rank SNo.   Name Rtg FED Pts RtgØ
1 1 gm Ni Hua 2641 CHN 7 2494
2 10 gm Paragua Mark 2514 PHI 2475
3 2 gm Zhang Zhong 2634 SIN 2462
4 7 gm Torre Eugenio 2531 PHI 2397
5 8 im So Wesley 2531 PHI 6 2518
6 60   Causo Deniel 2103 PHI 6 2438
7 4 gm Li Chao 2548 CHN 6 2438
8 3 gm Ghaem Maghami Ehsan 2591 IRI 6 2431
9 36 fm Donguines Fernie 2356 PHI 6 2428
10 5 gm Antonio Rogelio Jr. 2540 PHI 6 2423
11 15 im Gonzales Jayson 2454 PHI 6 2386
12 13   Zhou Weiqi 2477 CHN 6 2276
13 21 im Sadorra Julio Catalino 2414 PHI 2555
14 26 im Bitoon Richard 2402 PHI 2491
15 9 gm Dao Thien Hai 2530 VIE 2452
16 6 gm Nguyen Anh Dung 2537 VIE 2394
17 14 im Gomez John Paul 2469 PHI 2362
18 37   Senador Emmanuel 2356 PHI 2358
19 25   Nouri Hamed 2404 PHI 2321
20 16 im Dableo Ronald 2451 PHI 2300
21 24   Severino Sander 2405 PHI 2237
22 29 im Garma Chito 2396 PHI 2227
23 32   Yu Lie 2379 CHN 2202
24 28 im Bancod Ronald 2396 PHI 2069
25 18 im Tirto 2418 INA 5 2385
26 27   Nolte Rolando 2402 PHI 5 2343
27 12 im Dimakiling Oliver 2491 PHI 5 2336
28 22   Fernandez Ernesto 2413 PHI 5 2293
29 46 wim Sukandar Irene 2275 INA 5 2283
30 30 im Halay Taufik 2393 INA 5 2182
31 59   Elorta David 2132 PHI 2467
32 20 wim Huang Qian 2416 CHN 2465
33 47   Zhang Xiaowen 2254 CHN 2464
34 17   Barbosa Oliver 2420 PHI 2462
35 48   Sevillano Voltaire 2250 PHI 2417
36 40   Shen Siyuan 2337 CHN 2369
37 11 gm Laylo Darwin 2508 PHI 2308
38 57   Segarra Randy 2153 PHI 2296
39 23 im Nadera Barlo 2412 PHI 2276
40 38   Cabe Arlan 2347 PHI 2236
41 34   Ballecer Dino 2374 PHI 2220
42 51   Farid Firmansyah 2142 INA 4 2401
43 41   Legaspi Rhobel 2334 PHI 4 2368
44 64   Salubre Jason 2009 PHI 4 2345
45 58   Roque Merben 2152 PHI 4 2329
46 55   Lluch Victor Bruce 2169 PHI 4 2285
47 33 im Roca Petronio 2374 PHI 4 2060
48 65   Salgados Lennon Hart 1890 PHI 2354
49 62   Castellano Christopher 2057 PHI 2316
50 44   Maga Mirabeau 2292 PHI 2290
51 35 wgm Wang Yu 2364 CHN 2275
52 68   Wahyudi Surya 0 INA 2255
53 19 wgm Li Ruofan 2417 SIN 2235
54 42   Atotubo Rodrigo 2330 PHI 2166
55 39   Bagamasbad Efren 2342 PHI 2122
56 31 im Situru Nathaniel Ivan 2381 INA 1982
57 56   Absin Ernesto 2167 PHI 3 2332
58 52   Dela Cruz Richard 2137 PHI 3 2313
59 61   Magallanes Rj 2069 PHI 3 2279
60 53 wim Mendoza Beverly 2132 PHI 3 2221
61 49   Panopio Rodolfo Jr. 2212 PHI 3 2166
62 50   Diez Boris Michael 2192 PHI 3 2027
63 63   Adante Ibaryu 2022 PHI 2384
64 54   Bernales Christy 1898 PHI 2170
65 45   Pialan Fernandito 2283 PHI 2094
66 43 wgm Gu Xiaobing 2300 CHN 2 2272
67 67   Yulo Gerard 1827 PHI 2 2144
68 66   Ausan Leo Tito Jr. 1839 PHI 1 2166
 
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