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Wesley So defeats Hans Niemann, expands Sinquefield Cup lead in Grand Chess Tour

Wesley So has defeated hot wildcard Hans Niemann and expanded his Sinquefield Cup lead to give him a better position to win the event and defend his Grand Chess Tour (GCT) championship title in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA.

Wesley So quietly leads Sinquefield Cup amid chess drama at Grand Chess Tour

Wesley So is quietly continuing his lead at the Sinquefield Cup amid the chess drama that has ensued since the start of the week at the 2022 Grand Chess Tour (GCT) in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA.

Wesley So grabs solo lead at Sinquefield Cup Round 4 in Grand Chess Tour...

Grandmaster Wesley So has grabbed the solo lead after Round 4 of the 2022 Sinquefield Cup in Saint Louis, the fifth and final stop of the Filipino American’s title defense at the Grand Chess Tour (GCT).

Wesley So wins Round 3 at Sinquefield Cup in Grand Chess Tour title defense

Wesley So has won his Round 3 match at the Sinquefield Cup of the Grand Chess Tour (GCT) where the Filipino American Grandmaster is seeking to defend his championship title.

Wesley So Cup division winners Iloilo and Pasig face off for grand finals

The Wesley So Cup staged by the Philippines' and the world's first government-licensed professional chess league is all set to hold its Grand Finals after early favorites Iloilo Kisela Knights (Southern Division) and Pasig City King Pirates (Northern Division) won their respective division finals to earn the right to face off for the championship trophy.

Wesley So leads at No. 1 rank after three legs of Grand Chess Tour...

Wesley So’s defense of his Grand Chess Tour (GCT) Champion title is looking good as the Philippine-born grandmaster is currently ranked No. 1 in the overall standings after three legs of the tournament, with two more events coming up.

Wesley So reaffirms support for Philippine chess in PCAP Reinforced Conference

Super grandmaster Wesley So has reaffirmed his continuing support for Philippine chess through the Wesley So Cup being staged anew by the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP), the world’s first government-licensed pro chess league.

Wesley So vs Magnus Carlsen headline Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals

The Wesley So versus Magnus Carlsen matchup headlines the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals which starts matches over the weekend to determine the world’s best chess player.
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BREAKING NEWS: Wesley So wins historic 2nd Grand Chess Tour championship

Wesley So has won a historic second championship title at the Grand Chess Tour (GCT) over-the-board tournament after an undefeated run in five events.

Philippines’ professional chess association hosts 1st Wesley So Cup

The Philippines' newly minted professional chess association is set to host the first Wesley So Cup with the full backing of the Filipino American Super Grand Master.

Cynthia Barker is 1st Filipino Mayor of Hertsmere in England

Cynthia Barker has been appointed Mayor of Hertsmere in Hertfordshire, England, the first Philippine-born official to hold the prestigious post.
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Forbes Magazine features Kai Sotto’s prospects to become 1st homegrown Pinoy NBA player

Rising Pinoy basketball star Kai Sotto's prospects to become the first homegrown Pinoy National Basketball Association (NBA) player got the attention of the prestigious Forbes Magazine.
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Asian Games 2023 Update: Alex Eala Ends 61-Year Tennis Drought, Ups...

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