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GM Wesley So a Triple Winner at 2013 Las Vegas International Chess Festival


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During the month of May 2013, GM Wesley So delighted his fans and supporters with his back-to-back conquest of Calgary’s International Chess Classic in Canada, winning two chess championships (Standard & Blitz) on the same day on 19 May 2013.

This month of June, was a big surprise, more delightful and incredible, since, instead of two as earlier reported, GM Wesley So delivered three titles, a TRIPLE CROWN, in a span of 4-days from June 6 to 9 at the 2013 Las Vegas International Chess Festival at the Riviera Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas.

First, the U.S. Game/10 Championship held on June 6th, an 8-round Open ’10-minutes time control with 2 sec. time delay’ Swiss System Tournament, a FIDE Blitz Rated, where GM Wesley So (6Wins-2Draws-NoLoss) tied for 1st Place with GM Varuzhan Akobian (7Wins-1Loss) both scoring 7.0/8 points.


National Open winners: Wesley So, Ehlvest, Akobian, Ramirez, Hoyos and Sevillano.


R6: Game/10: Akobian Vs So : 0-1.

Enrico “Ikong” Sevillano, a U.S. based Filipino (Cebuano) Grandmaster came in solo in 3rd place with his last round (R8) against GM Wesley So ended in a draw. GM Sevillano scored 6.5/8 (6Wins-1Draw-1Loss).

Top 26/95 U.S. Game/10 Championship



Second, the National Open Championship, a 6-round ‘Standard’ (3-day) or alternate 2-day Swiss System Tournament, one of USA's longest running premier Open tournaments since 1965 when it was established by Ed Edmondson, the centerpiece of the Las Vegas International Chess Festival held on 7-9 June 2013, produced a 6-way tie for 1st among the 6-GMs namely Wesley So (PHI)2705, Jaan Ehlvest (USA)2621, Varuzhan Akobian(USA)2609, Alejandro Ramirez (USA)2574, Manuel Leon Hoyos(MEX)2568 and Enrico Sevillano (USA)2467.

GM Wesley So, a freshman from Webster University (2013 U.S. College Chess ‘Final Four’ National Champion) coached by GM Susan Polgar was declared the 2013 Edmondson Cup winner by submitting the best tie-breaks points.

Top 26/91 National Open Championship



En route to his 1st Edmondson Cup, Wesley So, registered for the 2-day playing schedule where R1 to R3 scheduled on June 8th were played in ‘non-standard’ or shortened time control thus it was not FIDE rated. He scored 2.5/3 with a single draw in R2 against GM Giorgi Margvelashvili (GEO)2555. R1 & R3 were won games.

R4, the start of the ‘Standard’ time control games (for the 2-Day schedule), that was also played on June 8th, Wesley So won against GM Mikheil Kekelidze (GEO)2503.

R5 was a crucial game against R4 solo leader sporting a perfect score of 4.0/4. GM Tamaz Gelashvili (GEO)2560 succumbed to time pressure and resigned on the 47th. With the win in the penultimate round GM Wesley So arranged the final round meeting with his co-leader GM Alejandro Ramirez (USA)2574 who also had a big win in R5.


R5: National Open : So Vs Gelashvili : 1-0.

Sensing the 2013 Edmondson Cup already in the bag with only one player, his Webster U teammate, GM Manuel Leon Hoyos had an outside chance to overhaul his lead if Hoyos defeats another Webster U teammate GM Ray Robson, he quickly settled for a 12-mover draw with GM Ramirez. Hoyos, pressing for a win against Robson could not extract the full point and the game ended in a draw after white’s 45th move.

GM Wesley So's final score was 5.0/6 (4Wins-2Draws-NoLoss). His R4 to R6 results had gained for him a +3.7 points to his ‘standard’ FIDE Live Rating that now stands at 2708.1.

Additionally, he now has a streak of 54 games ‘No-Loss’ record in official FIDE rated ‘Standard’ Chess events.

Third, after resting for a few hours (this could be one reason for a quick draw in the final round of the National Open), GM Wesley So returned to the National Open Blitz Championship at 9:30pm on June 9, a 7-round Double Swiss (14 games: playing white & black on each opponent) with Game/5 minutes (no delay) time control, and annexed his 3rd Crown at the 2013 Las Vegas International Chess Festival, scoring 12.0/14 from his 10 Wins, 4 Draws & No-Loss record a full point ahead to the 2nd placer GM Aleksandr Lenderman.

Top 28/49 National Open Blitz Championship



The Triple Crown at 2013 Las Vegas International Chess Festival
1. U.S. Game/10 Championship (June 6, 2013)
2. National Open Championship (June 8-9, 2013)
3. National Open Blitz Championship (June 9, 2013)



“Wesley swept the National Open Triple Crown … No one has ever done this before”! - Coach GM Susan Polgar



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