The April FIDE rating list has just been released and it's always interesting to see the changes, if any, of the various rankings (i.e. world top 10, Australian, top women, etc). For RP, there is a new number 1 - GM Rogelio Antonio Jr. who took over the number 1 place from GM Mark Paragua. Of special interest is the rise and rise of RP's wunderkind, IM Wesley So, who now sports an awesome 2519 and holds down number 4 for the Philippines.
1. GM Rogelio Joey Antonio Jr. (2539)
2. GM Mark Paragua (2532)
3. GM Eugenio Torre (2532)
4. IM Wesley So (2519)
5. IM Rogelio Barcenilla (2503)
6. IM Joseph Sanchez (2497)
7. IM Oliver Dimakiling (2491)
8. IM Darwin Laylo (2486)
9. FM John Paul Gomez (2469)
10. IM Jayson Gonzales (2461)
The Australians are, naturally, outrated by the Pinoys and there is nothing special to report there. For those with an interest in Australian numbers, check out FM Greg Canfell's excellent little website here.