Monday, April 07, 2008

FIDE Restores RP Ratings

It looks like RP players' FIDE ratings are now back available online. This list, for example, wasn't there late last week when I checked. As you see, GM Wesley So is now in top place with a rating of 2540, followed closely behind by Paragua with 2537. While a couple of the "old guard" still occupy places in the top 10, it is clear that the trend in the Philippines reflects that of the wider chess world. The young guns rule!

Wesley's fans will be keeping a watchful eye on his progress in the $45,000 Dubai Open event which began on Saturday. He won the first round and will play FM Xibin Wu next. Other Filipinos also playing are IM Sadorra, FM Molina, Jobannie Tabada, Ernesto Yap and Robert Arellano.

Regular tournament data are available on

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

that's a relief. But I was looking for countries such as Myanmar and such likes with only one grandmaster and a handful of masters but place higher than RP in FIDE's previous country rating lists. :)