Wednesday, May 03, 2006

So Nets IM Norm

Wesley So's 5/9 points in the recently concluded Dubai Open earns the 12-year old his first IM norm.

Torre on So:

Wesley’s achievement will inspire our youth to set a higher goal in their pursuit for excellence. This will boost their confidence that nothing is unachievable even at young age, which will redound to the good of Philippine chess.

From the Manila Standard.

1 comment:

rjsolcruz said...

Wesley So played a 20-board simul against kids, employees and retirees in MERALCO's Foundation Day last March 2006 nd scored 19.5 to 0.5. He came back to play 2 rapid games with our resident NM Gerry Cabellon and posted a 1.5 to 0.5 score.