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Date of Birth October 9, 1993
Age 29 years, 2 months, 1 days
Place of Birth Philippines
Country Philippines
Profession Chess Player
Horoscope Libra

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Parents Eleanor So, William So
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Wesley So Biography

Wesley So is a famous Chess Player, who was born on October 9, 1993 in Philippines. A Filipino chess Grandmaster and former prodigy who became one of the most highly ranked players in the world. According to Astrologers, Wesley So's zodiac sign is Libra.

So was born in the Philippines in 1993 to Filipino-Chinese descent parents William and Eleanor So; he has one older (by 1 year) sister, Wendelle So, and has one younger (by 13 years) sister, Wilma So. So attended the Jesus Good Shepherd School and went on to Saint Francis of Assisi College in Bacoor.

As a former child prodigy, his family was instrumental in helping him pursue chess.

Wesley Barbasa So (born October 9, 1993) is a Filipino-American chess grandmaster and current World Fischer Random Chess Champion. He is a three-time Filipino Chess Champion and was U.S. Chess Champion in 2017. On the March 2017 FIDE rating list, he was ranked number two in the world and had an Elo rating of 2822, making him the fifth-highest rated player in history.

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He was nine years old when he began competing in junior tournaments. So took first place at the 2003 Philippine National Chess Championships in the U-10s section. As a junior player, he also competed in various sections of World Youth Chess Championships, finishing 19th in the U-10s in 2003, 13th in the U-12s in 2004 and fourth place in the U-12s in 2005. He also took part in the ASEAN Open U-10s in 2004, securing individual golds in the standard and rapid sections along with team silver medals in the standard and rapid along with winning individual golds in the standard, rapid and blitz sections in the U-12s in 2005.

Wesley So Net Worth

Wesley So is one of the richest Chess Player & listed on most popular Chess Player. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Wesley So net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.

Wesley So Net Worth & Salary
Net Worth $1.5 Million
Salary Under Review
Source of Income Chess Player
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House Living in own house.

He became the youngest Filipino player to reach the rank of International Master at age 12.

He was nine years old when he began competing in junior tournaments. So took first place at the 2003 Philippine National Chess Championships in the U-10s section. As a junior player, he also competed in various sections of World Youth Chess Championships, finishing 19th in the U-10s in 2003, 13th in the U-12s in 2004 and fourth place in the U-12s in 2005. He also took part in the ASEAN Open U-10s in 2004, securing individual golds in the standard and rapid sections along with team silver medals in the standard and rapid along with winning individual golds in the standard, rapid and blitz sections in the U-12s in 2005.

So made his tournament debut at the Nice International Open in August 2005, finishing in sixteenth place (from 159) with 4/7. He also completed three International Master norms in the space of four months, becoming the youngest Filipino to achieve that status after scoring 5/9 at the Dubai Open, 5½/9 at the San Marino Open and 6½/11 at the Dato Arthur Tan Malaysia Open. During this period, So made his first Olympiad appearance on second reserve board at the 37th Chess Olympiad held in Turin in 2006.

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In May, 2013 he was the 40th ranked chess player in the world.

During So’s tournament victory at Bad Wiessee in 2006, he earned a creativity award in the Russian magazine e3e5 for the following game, where he won in spectacular fashion:

Who is Wesley So dating?

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In May 2007, he went on to become National Junior Chess Champion. So got his second GM norm by scoring 7½/13 at the 2007 World Junior Chess Championship in Yerevan. He achieved his third and final Grandmaster norm on December 8, 2007 at the Pichay Cup International Open (Manila, Philippines), thus becoming the youngest Filipino grandmaster at the age of 14 and the seventh youngest to reach the title.

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Ranked on the list of most popular Chess Player. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in Philippines. Wesley So celebrates birthday on October 9 of every year.

So’s form continued with 5½/9 at the Calvia Open, his first GM-norm with 7/9 at the Bad Wiessee Open, tying for sixth with 4/8 at the GMA Presidents Cup in Parañaque and ended 2006 by scoring 6/9 at the Singapore Masters. In January 2007, So qualified for the Chess World Cup 2007 via the Zonal tournament held in Phu Quoc, Vietnam, scoring 5½/9. Between January 2006 and April 2007, So had increased his FIDE rating by 303 points to 2519.

What rank is wesley So?

RankNameRating
6Grischuk, Alexander2777
7Giri, Anish2776
8Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2770
9So, Wesley2770

How old is Wesley So?

28 years (October 9, 1993)

How many grandmasters are there in Philippines?

The Philippines has produced ten chess Grandmasters (GM), including GMs Eugene Torre, Rogelio Antonio, Wesley So, Darwin Laylo, Jayson Gonzales, Bong Villamayor, Joseph Sanchez, Mark Paragua, and Nelson Mariano II (inactive).

Who are the prominent Filipino players in chess?

  • Eugenio Torre (1951 – ) With an HPI of 51.17, Eugenio Torre is the most famous Filipino Chess Player. …
  • Arianne Caoili (1986 – 2020) With an HPI of 50.10, Arianne Caoili is the 2nd most famous Filipino Chess Player. …
  • Wesley So (1993 – ) With an HPI of 44.78, Wesley So is the 3rd most famous Filipino Chess Player.

Will Carlsen reach 2900?

Each draw loses rating for Carlsen. He will never reach 2900. In fact, he will never even get within 30 points of it.

So has said that his favourite chess player is Magnus Carlsen. He has also said that his favourite game was his win against Ni Hua in the 2008 Chess Olympiad, which was his first win against a 2700-rated opponent.

In July 2008, So came second with 12½/17 in a tournament to decide the team for the 2008 38th Chess Olympiad, followed by sharing eighth place at the World Juniors Championship held in Gaziantep, Turkey. He shared second with Zurab Azmaiparashvili scoring 6½/9 at the Vietnam Open but finished well back at the Arroyo Cup in sixteenth place. During the previous 3-month rating period So completed 69 rated games.

January 2008 saw So finish fourth with 7/11 at the ASEAN Chess Circuit event held in Tarakan, Indonesia. In April 2008 So shared first place at the Dubai Open, scoring 7/9. He also finished in third place with 7/9 at a blitz tournament held during the rest day. So then defeated Susanto Megaranto 4–2 in a six-game match as part of the JAPFA Chess Festival held in Jakarta, won the “Battle of Grandmasters tournament” with 8½/11 (+6−0=5) in Manila, came tenth with 7½/11 in the Philippines Open followed immediately with second place at the Subic Open with 6½/9.

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