"Where the Pin is mightier than the sword" - Fred Reinfeld
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.