Twelve year old Fide Master Wesley So is getting ever closer to chess history. After 3 rounds of the play-off for the sixth spot in the Philippines' Men's Olympiad team, Wesley leads on 2 points. His chasers are Roca, Nava, Nolte and Maga - all on 1.5 points. John-Paul Gomez is on 1 point.
If Wesley wins, he will be the youngest ever to represent my beloved Philippines in the Olympiad.
While we're talking Philippine chess, a group of Pinoy-Australian chessers in Sydney have formed a new club. Yours truly is the secretary. Actually, we held our first meeting so long ago that now I can't even be sure what position I hold. More details later.