Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Wesley So to compete in category 16-17 SPICE cup next year

Tougher, bigger tournaments for 2009

I just dropped by Susan Polgar's blog late last night and I'm very excited to inform you that our very own Wesley So will be competing next year on what could be the highest rated international round-robin chess tournament in U.S. History-a category 16 or 17 being put together in the process by tournament director, WGM Susan Polgar herself. The ongoing SPICE Cup which boast an average rating of 2605 according to World Chess Federation (FIDE) ratings is the highest so far ever held in US soil, a category 15. Wesley's current unofficial Live rating is around 2616. So is also set to compete in one of the biggest annual chess tournament, the Corus Chess Tournament that will be held on January 15 to February 1, 2009 in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands. He will compete in Gandmaster group C.

-Tournament official website

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