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Congrats, Wesley

A FILIPINO is the newest United States chess champion. GM Wesley So achieved another milestone when he emerged as the champion in the 2017 US Open chess championship in St.Louis, Missouri. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Filipino champion, who migrated to the United States to pursue his dream of…

The Taipei Universiade experience

TAIPEI -- The world's best young athletes are here. The athletes seeing action in the Taipei Universiade 2017 are many times better than one can ever imagine. These are the athletes who could run faster, jump higher and throw farther. These athletes could hit the curve ball, make the bullseye,…
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Wesley's gold is FESSAP's Universiade legacy

NOW that it’s Summer Universiade time again and the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) is celebrating the fourth year anniversary of GM Wesley So’s historic gold medal-winning performance in Kazan, a few of our sportswriter-friends gathered together to talk about it. ‘If the Universiade is the…
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So far, so good

ON a brutal day of chess that saw world champion Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik and Hikaru Nakamura beaten, GM Wesley So made it to the Final 16 of the FIDE 2017 World Cup. So, who is hoping to earn the right to challenge Carslen for the world title, slammed the…

Pinoys ready, confident for Taipei Universiade

WORLD chess championship candidate Wesley So is no longer around, but the Philippines is again ready to put its best foot forward when the 29th Summer Universiade kicks off in Taipei on Aug. 19-30. To be represented by the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP), the 180-strong…

Fighting draw

THE Wesley So-Ding Liren semifinal showdown in the 2017 FIDE World Cup will go into tiebreaks Friday, as most people predicted. A day after drawing what looked like a won game, So defended with military precision in a long Catalan battle against his long-time Chinese adversary and came away with…

Was So winning vs Ding? Experts think so

GM Wesley So missed a golden opportunity to win in a knight versus rook endgame and settled for a draw with GM Ding Liren of China in the first of their two-game semifinal duel in the 2017 FIDE World Cup in Tbilisi, Georgia. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); So, looking…

So, 2 others feted on IDUS celebration

AS part of the worldwide celebrations of the International Day of University Sports on Sept. 20, the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) paid tribute to the three Filipino athletes who brought honors to the country during the Summer Universiade from 2011 to 2017. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle…

Taipei Universiade to showcase Pinoy pride

TAIPEI -- In what could be the biggest sporting event in the region, Taipei welcomes the world, including the Philippines, as it plays host to the 29th Summer Universiade on Aug. 19-30. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); More than half of the expected 10,000 athletes and officials from 180 countries…

PH golfers take charge

TAIPEI -- Two years ago, the Philippines barely missed a medal in the golf competitions in the 28th Universiade in Gwangju, Korea. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Lloyd Jefferson Go of Seton Hall University put up a brave stand in a determined final-round charge before settling for a respectable seventh-place…
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