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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:31 pm 
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Congrats Wesley So...


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:03 am 
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Beating Magnus on his birthday and on valentines day is So So bad 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:45 am 
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Twice na pala nag apologize si Wesley kay Magnus... :mrgreen:

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Ganyan bata! Buti na lang at nakinig ka sa akin. Kapag may butas tirahin mo na!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:07 am 
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emiliojacinto wrote:
Ganyan bata! Buti na lang at nakinig ka sa akin. Kapag may butas tirahin mo na!


Congrats...
Naka 1st post ka rin sa wakas after more than 5 years...

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:49 am 
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JABEZJ wrote:
emiliojacinto wrote:
Ganyan bata! Buti na lang at nakinig ka sa akin. Kapag may butas tirahin mo na!


Congrats...
Naka 1st post ka rin sa wakas after more than 5 years...


Sa tinagal-tagal ng panahon ay nakakita rin ng butas at nakapag-post. :D

Congratz Wesley at Emilio. :D

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:23 pm 
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Congrats SGM Wesley So. Sana matalo mo din Magnus Carlsen sa classical. :celebrate:

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:40 am 
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US Chess Federation: Wesley So now a US citizen
by LIO MANGUBAT
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WORLD No. 9 Wesley So, who was born in Bacoor, Cavite, is now officially a US citizen, announced the US Chess Federation today (Manila time).

The federation called it "one of his best moves yet."

So, who is now living in Minnesota, also gave his thoughts on what his new citizenship status means for him.

"I want to give back to the country that has been so good to me," the 27-year-old told Debbie Cannon of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services in an interview published in US Chess' website.

"That does not mean I don't love the Philippines," said So, who currently holds the rank of super grandmaster. "I have good memories from there. But I did not have the connections needed to succeed in that culture. I was from the province, not a city boy. Had no money, etc. I wanted to go further, and there was only one country where a nobody [could] make it. The USA!"

If you recall, So gave an interview to Spin.ph's Dodo Catacutan back in July 2017, discussing why he chose to pack his bags and leave for the United States. (You can read the article below.)

How the Philippines managed to lose a potential world chess champion in Wesley So
"To be poor and unconnected in the Philippines is to be trash for rich people to step on," So said at the time.

Last year, his manager, former actress Lotis Key also gave an interview to ANCX about how the Philippines would not have been a conducive environment for So to hone his chess career in.

She talked of the "very deep crab mentality" that would have hounded So had he chosen to stay in the country.

The 27-year-old recently rekindled a rivalry with World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen just last month, defeating him in the Opera Euro Rapid chess tournament.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:40 am 
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“I love that anyone can strive to succeed. You are not held back by your color, lack of connections, or the amount of money you have. If you work hard, you have a better chance of making it here than anywhere else in the world. I came here ready to work hard, and it turned out just as I dreamed,” said So in an interview with the US Chess Federation.

“That does not mean I don’t love the Philippines. I have good memories from there. But I did not have the connections needed to succeed in that culture. I was from the province, not a city boy. Had no money etc. I wanted to go further, and there was only one country a nobody can make it. The USA!”

“I want to give back to a country that has been so good to me. From the moment I landed here, I was encouraged and enabled to become better than I was. I like this attitude and the tremendous generosity of American culture,” said So.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:24 pm 
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Congrats Wesley on aquiring your American citizenship.
I will support and cheer you in all your endeavors.
To us you are still a Filipino...
Mabuhay ka...


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