Thursday, October 8, 2009


picture originally posted at GM So's website

Today October 9, 2009 is the 16th birthday of the future of Philippine chess GM WESLEY B. SO. In his young chess career, Gm So had already brought numerous honors and awards for the Philippines. His uncompromising play and gentleman behavior on and off the chess board has earned him admirations from chess fans not only here in the Philippines but all over the world. Not since the time of GM Eugene Torre's 1982 Toluca, Mexico's triump and qualification to the Candidate's finals had the Pinoy chess fans given the luxury to dream and hope for a Pinoy chess player to once again challenge the world's elite. I myself was one of those greatly inspired by GM So's triumps thus once again awakening the chess bug in me. The inspiration to create this chessblog and the desire to help up and coming young chess players here in Davao, Philippines can be partially attributed to GM So's success in the chessworld.

In behalf of the Barangay Wesley So Chess Club at, Chess Excellence Ltd. Co., Metro Toril Chess Association (MTCA) and my entire familly, A very very Happy 16th Birthday to GM WESLEY B. SO. Hope that this time around, you will win the World Juniors in Argentina. Good luck and God Bless!!!

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