PINOYS may know Lotis Key as a successful American-born actress who partnered with Dolphy in 11 movies throughout the '70s.Now, however, she's currently busy managing the career of chess prodigy Wesley So.In an exclusive interview with ANCX's ...
Dec 9, 2020
WESLEY So defeated world champion Magnus Carlsen on Sunday in the Skilling Open final, the first tournament of the Champions Chess Tour 2021.So bagged US$30,000 (around P1.4 million) from the $1.5 million prize fund.The match was ...
Dec 1, 2020
WESLEY So bagged the title in the first World Fischer Random Chess Championship, outwitting home bet Magnus Carlsen on Saturday in Norway.The Fide World No. 12 American Grandmaster was comfortable in the novel system developed by chess great Bobby Fischer 25 ...
Nov 3, 2019
TO say that Filipino-French goalkeeper Alphonse Areola made quite a stir on social media shortly after France won the 2018 World Cup over Croatia last Sunday is quite an understatement.Mere mention of Areola's Filipino roots has sparked heated ...
Jul 17, 2018
OUT of almost 13,000 stories that came out on SPIN.ph in 2017, a few stood out from the pack as the most read pieces for the year.A lot of issues and events rocked Philippine sports in the year about ...
Dec 29, 2017
FORMER Philippine national chess player Wesley So took a step closer in his bid for the World Championship, securing a place in the Candidates Tournament 2018.Grandmaster So, who moved to the US to improve his chances of battling for the world ...
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Nov 2, 2017
PHILIPPINE Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William 'Butch' Ramirez said he understood the decision of chess grandmaster Wesley So to move out of the country and compete internationally under the United States banner.But Ramirez insisted the PSC is taking steps ...
Jul 27, 2017
EUGENE Torre knew instinctively there was something special about this kid competing in a 10-and-under chess tournament upon seeing him solve a complex chess endgame faster than most of us find our way around Manila's gridlocked streets."I ...
Jul 13, 2017
ELMA Muros-Posadas was awarded with the first-ever Palarong Pambansa Lifetime Achievement Awardee for being one of the original products of the annual sporting competition that will be held in Antique this year.Muros-Posadas was given the distinct honor after ...
Apr 22, 2017
WESLEY So underscored his status as US No. 1 chess player by topping the 2017 US Championship with a 1.5-0.5 victory in a rapid playoff with former champion Alex Onischuk.A former Philippine national team member, Grandmaster So won ...
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Apr 11, 2017
WESLEY So stayed on top of the US Chess Championships after a draw against Varuzhan Akobian in the seventh round in St. Louis, Missouri, extending his unbeaten run in standard chess to 62 matches.The world No. 2 drew earned the draw ...
Apr 5, 2017
WORLD No. 4 Wesley So, a former member of the Philippine team, won the Masters title of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee, Neterlands on Sunday.The US Grandmaster, playing the black pieces, defeated GM Ian Nepomniachtchi in 28 ...
Jan 30, 2017
GRANDMASTER Wesley So bounced back with a victory over GM Gata Kamsky in the 10th round of the 2015 US Chess Championship as he atoned for a forfeiture in Round 9 for a rule infraction that caused distraction to an opponent.So, ...
Apr 12, 2015
THE Philippine chess team is set to leave for the 2014 World Chess Olympiad in a trip that will take the players about 36 hours to reach Norway.That the team will be taking on the world's finest woodpushers without ...
Jul 30, 2014
SANS its top player, the Philippine men's team to the 41st Chess Olympiad remained upbeat of a decent finish in the August 1-14 tournament in Tromso, Norway.Grandmaster Wesley So will be missing the biennial meet for the first time ...
Jul 22, 2014
THE Philippine Sports Commission has suspended the monthly allowance of chess Grandmaster Wesley So, who has declared that he is planning to switch federations and compete for the US.PSC chairman Ritchie Garcia said the 20-year-old So's P40,000 ...
Jun 17, 2014
EUGENE Torre said he understands fellow Grandmaster Wesley So's plan to switch allegience to the United States of America Chess Federation and no longer represent the Philippines in international competition, saying the young GM is only after his goal of ...
Jun 9, 2014
GRANDMASTER Wesley So's school commitments could keep him from seeing action in the Myanmar Southeast Asian Games in December, which means one less gold medal potential for the Philippines.A finance major at the Webster University in Missouri, So is set ...
Oct 12, 2013
FILIPINO GM Wesley So made the country proud anew as he shared top honors with two others at the conclusion of the 28th Reykjavik Open chess championship Wednesday night at the Harpa Concert Hall in Iceland.The 19-year-old native of ...
Feb 28, 2013
GM Wesley So drew with defending champion GM Susanto Megaranto of Indonesia, allowing GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son of Vietnam to grab a share of first place after the sixth round of the Asian Zone 3.3 Chess Championship on Sunday in ...
Jan 27, 2013
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