Wesley So

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Wesley So
Wesley So, 2015.jpg
Full nameWesley Barbasa So
Country Philippines
TitleGrandmaster (2008)
FIDE rating2773 (#10 in the Jan 2016 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak rating2788 (February 2015)

Wesley So (born 9 October 1993) is a Filipino chess grandmaster. So got the GM title at the age of 14 years, 1 month and 28 days, making him the 8th youngest chess grandmaster.[1]

So's transfer to the United States Chess Federation was confirmed in the November 2014 rating list.[2][3] Soon after, he left Webster University to focus full-time on chess.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. GmaNews.Tv, So is now RP's youngest GM, world's 7th youngest
  2. FIDE confirms So's transfer to USCF Archived 2015-11-26 at the Wayback Machine Manila Times Published 30 October 2014
  3. FIDE Player transfers FIDE website
  4. "Wesley So leaves Polgar, turns pro". Rappler. Ignacio Dee. Archived from the original on 22 January 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2015.