Wednesday, February 4, 2009

So picks up 20 points from Corus

Wesley So's victory at Corus allows him to pick up additional 20 Elo rating points. Wesley now has an unofficial live rating of 2647 and that propels him among the top 100 players in the world. Although I'm still very skeptical about Wesley's chances of breaking the 2700 barrier before the year's end, it is very much possible that he could become one of the youngest, if not the youngest player in history to breach that mark. Of course, everything is based in pure theoretical calculation, but that's what chess is all about right? Yes, it is possible that he might get it before he turn seventeen (October 9) next year. It is possible.


Anonymous said...

Yes it si possible since GM Wesley So is chedule to play this month in Russia, If he perform weel with a lot of players with ELO Raating higher than him then earning more points will mean braking the 2700 barrier before end of the year. Wesley is a very talented player and the way is playing now he will break the 2700 . Cheers !

Des Catolos said...

there's no doubt in my mind that he will :)

Anonymous said...

i agree to both of you. let's hope he makes it soonest. cheers pa rin.