Top 10 Filipino Chess Players in the Philippines 2013

Top 10 Filipino Chess Grandmasters with the ratings who are active players as of March 2013. Based on my researched, I was surprised that the Philippines has ever produced the 16 chess grandmasters of all time in the historic Philippines' world of chess. They are the current grandmasters in chess scene here in Philippines and I'm sure that there are still Pinoy chess players on their way to grandmaster title that can be added to the number of GM's here in our country.

latest ratings of Filipino chess grandmasters

Our number 1 top player of all time no other than as our new super GM Wesley So has just recently breaks the 2700 elo rating barrier and for the first time and a milestone for the a Filipino chess player like GM Wesley to ever achieve the 2700's at the age of 19. You could imagine that GM Wesley So is ranked No. 1 in the Philippines, No. 2 among juniors and No. 50 in the world after a great performance in the Reykjavik Open 2013: 19th – 27th February 2013 in Iceland where he shared the 1st to 3rd places. Congratulations to GM Wesley SO for achieving that limelight. More Filipino chess grandmasters to come!

Here's the top 10 active chess grandmasters and players as of March 2013 with their corresponding ratings and this will be updated from time to time.

Top Filipino Chess Grandmasters of the Philippines as of March 2013.
Top GM Rating
Wesley So 2701
Julio Catalino Sadorra 2565
Oliver Barbosa 2556
Joseph Sanchez 2554
Rogelio Antonio Jr 2544
Mark Paragua 2538
John Paul Gomez 2510
Darwin Laylo 2496
Rogelio Barcenilla 2476
Roland Salvador 2474
Eugenio Torre 2462
Jayson Gonzales 2405
Richard Bitoon 2402

I will update this Top Pinoy Chess grandmaster as soon as possible for every month so that our Filipino chess fans and players can see through this active GM's and their ratings go sine wave. Until next time for the Chess Blog Topics.

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