MANILA, Philippines â€” Grandmaster Wesley So beat FIDE Master Julius Joseph de Ramos in the sixth and final round to rule the just-ended Young Knights League at Eton Cyberpod Corinthian, EDSA corner Ortigas Ave., Pasig City.
So finished with a perfect score of 6 points to bring home the P20,000 top prize in the event organized by Metropolitan Chess Club (MCC) for past and present students of the Milo Checkmate program.
GM Ronald Dableo and National Master Leo Carlos tied for second place with 5 points while FM Emmanuel Garcia, Mari Joseph Turqueza and NM Jake dela Cruz shared fourth 4 points each.
Bunched in seventh spot were Samson Lim and NM Emmanuel Emperado with 3.5 points while the 3-pointers were FM Julius de Ramos; Vic Neil Villanueva; Timothy John So Kua; Miguel Lahoz; Kristain Paulo Cristobal; Claudio Olar Jr; Angelo Ray Macaraig; Jan Nigel Galan; Christian Flores; Mark Nazario; Gabriel Layugan; Alfonso Ramos and Eugene de Ramos.
In the Intermediate and Beginner sections, Ynna Sophia Canape and Daryl Samantila shared the top prize with 5.5 points each.
Canape, however, was declared champion following the tiebreak.
Solo third placer with 5.0 points was Malcolm Kwok followed by Judino Tadeo Macayan and Normel de Jesus in with 4.5 points.
Sharing sixth with 4.0 points each were Stella Aquino, Ivan Czar Marquez, Gino Divino Cabual, Kevin Sicat, Maria Roselle Vicencio, Aeve John Alcantara, Christian Czar Marquez, Brent Leonard Alanan and Tristan Wayne Dandan.