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Wesley So Wins 3rd Battle of Grandmasters

Third consecutive title for the young star

The third edition of Battle of Grandmasters, organized by the Phoenix Petroleum, was held from 25th May to 2nd June, 2010, at the Character Hotel in Tagaytay City, Philippines. A total of 12 titled players were supposed to compete in a round robin event to determine this year’s champion. However, GM Jayson Gonzales has withdrawn from the event and the race concluded with 11 people.

The top seed and two times winner of the Battle of Grandmasters, GM Wesley So, clinched his third consecutive title after the furious finish, leaving the earlier leader GM John Paul Gomez full point behind. In the last round So defeated IM Dableo with black, while Gomez drew IM Bitoon.

Grandmaster Rogelio “Joey” Antonio, Jr., the winner of the Harry Angping Cup which was played this weekend, had a bye on the closing day and finished joint third with IM Julio Catalino Sadorra, each having 7.0 points.

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Wesley So

Round 11 results:

IM Nolte Rolando - FM Garcia Jan Emmanuel 1 – 0

GM Gonzales Jayson - GM Antonio Rogelio Jr - – -

IM Bitoon Richard - GM Gomez John Paul ½ – ½

IM Dimakiling Oliver - GM Laylo Darwin ½ – ½

IM Dableo Ronald - GM So Wesley 0 – 1

IM Sadorra Julio Catalino - FM Pascua Haridas 1 – 0

Final standings:

1. GM So Wesley 2665 - 8.5

2. GM Gomez John Paul 2507 - 7.5

3. GM Antonio Rogelio Jr 2572 - 7.0

4. IM Sadorra Julio Catalino 2450 - 7.0

5. GM Laylo Darwin 2527 - 6.0

6. IM Nolte Rolando 2420 - 4.5

7. IM Dableo Ronald 2464 - 4.0

8. IM Bitoon Richard 2476 - 4.0

9. FM Pascua Haridas 2358 - 3.5

10. IM Dimakiling Oliver 2443 - 2.0

11. FM Garcia Jan Emmanuel 2315 - 1.0

12. GM Gonzales Jayson 2441 - 0.0

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