Filipino GM Wesley So Wins Toronto International Print
Monday, 23 July 2012 08:43

Filipino GM Wesley So, 17, won the Crown Section of the 2012 Toronto International Chess Championship held July 15 to 20 in Canada.

The tournament was a 7-round Swiss with 18 participants and organized by the Chess Institute of Canada. Wesley So finished with a total of six points from five wins and two draws, half a point ahead of his closest rival, IM Nikolay Noritsyn of Canada.

The Crown Section, hosted by Chess Institute of Canada was a  FIDE Rated 7-Rounds “Standard” Swiss Event, participated by 18 rated players (3 GMs, 5 IMs & 2 FMs) from 4 countries (Canada, Lithuania, Israel and Philippines). With his latest victory, Wesley took home the top purse of $4,000.

This was announced by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) headed by Chairman/President Prospero "Butch" Pichay Jr. and Tagaytay City Mayor and NCFP Secretary-General Abraham "Bambol" Tolentino Jr.

According to Pichay, Wesley continues his Canadian tour with the Quebec Open Chess Championship 2012 which gets underway from July 21 to 28 at the beautiful venue College Brebeuf in Montreal, Canada.

Then Wesley will head to Webster University - SPICE for his full time study, with a brief two weeks in between to represent the Philippines in the 2012 World Chess Olympiad scheduled August 27 to September 10 in Istanbul, Turkey.

- by Marlon Bernadino -

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Final standings:
1 GM So Wesley PHI 2650 – 6
2 IM Noritsyn Nikolay CAN 2460 – 5.5
3 IM Samsonkin Artiom CAN 2390 – 4.5
4 IM Calugar Arthur CAN 2273 – 4.5
5 GM Rozentalis Eduardas LTU 2600 – 4.5
6 WCM Peng Jackie CAN 1968 – 4
7 IM Gerzhoy Leonid CAN 2459 – 4
8 GM Sambuev Bator CAN 2542 – 3.5
9 Birarov Vladimir ISR 2169 – 3.5
10 Song Michael CAN 2142 – 3.5
11 Martchenko Alexander CAN 2245 – 3.5
12 Preotu Razvan CAN 2058 – 3
13 Ivanov Mike CAN 2035 – 3
14 FM Plotkin Victor CAN 2249 – 2.5
15 FM Campbell Brett CAN 2181 – 2.5
16 IM Panjwani Raja CAN 2392 – 2
17 Southam David CAN 2112 – 2
18 Yee Lorne CAN 2222 – 2

Here are GM Wesley So’s round-by-round results:

R1:  15Jul :  GM Wesley So PHI (2650)  Vs  Michael Song CAN (2142) : 1-0
R2:  15Jul :  IM Raja Panjwani CAN (2392) Vs  GM Wesley So PHI (2650) : 0-1
R3:  16Jul :  GM Wesley So PHI (2650)  Vs    IM Nikolay Noritsyn (2460) : 1-0
R4:  17Jul : IM Samsonkin Artiom CAN (2390) Vs GM Wesley So PHI (2650) : ½-½
R5:  18Jul :  GM Wesley So PHI (2650)  Vs    Preotu Razvan CAN (2058) :  1-0
R6:  19Jul : GM Sambuev Bator CAN (2542) Vs GM Wesley So PHI (2650):  0-1
R7:  20Jul :  IM Arthur Calugar CAN (2273)  Vs GM Wesley So PH I(2650) : ½-½



  
 
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