Susanto Megaranto-Wesley So Match, Jakarta 2008 
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 1   So, Wesley BarbasaSo, Wesley Barbasa
Photo of Wesley Barbasa SoFIDE ID: 5202213.
 5202213 Flag of Philippines g 2540  1  1  1  ½  0  ½   4.0 
 2   Megaranto, SusantoMegaranto, Susanto
Photo of Susanto MegarantoFIDE ID: 7101384.
DOB: 1987.10.08.
 7101384 Flag of Indonesia g 2561  0  0  0  ½  1  ½   2.0 
 VP: Victory points.

PGN 2013.12.04. 6 games. Complete.
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2008.04.17-20. Match 6 rounds. Rating average 2551.

The world’s youngest GM, 14-year-old Wesley Barbasa So of Philippines, continued his amazing streak. A few days after winning 10th Dubai Open, he dominated GM Susanto Megaranto in a one-on-one match at Pyramid Building, Senayan, Jakarta, in April 2008.

Wesley held an Elo rating of 2540. Susanto was higher at 2561. They both were the highest rated player of their respective country.

GM susanto Megaranto and GM Wesley So in a post mortem. Photo © Potret Catur. Taken from HairulovChessManiac.
GM susanto Megaranto and GM Wesley So in a post mortem. Photo © Potret Catur. Taken from HairulovChessManiac.

In the first three games Wesley posted mercilessly three straight victories leaving Susanto no chance to win in this six games duel. Susanto needed to sweep off the last three games to salvage a draw. Although Susanto tried his best he finally bowed to Wesley. The final score was 4-2 for the Pinoy player.

The match was part of 4th Japfa Chess Festival, the largest festival of its kind in Indonesia.

Selected Games (viewer © ChessTempo)

Photo of Wesley Barbasa SoWhite
Wesley Barbasa So
5202213
Flag of Philippines g 2540
Photo of Susanto MegarantoBlack
Susanto Megaranto
7101384
Flag of Indonesia g 2561

Susanto Megaranto-Wesley So Match
Jakarta Flag of Indonesia 2008.04.17 Round 1
1-0 B19 Classical Caro-Kann: 4…Bf5 main line



Photo of Wesley Barbasa SoWhite
Wesley Barbasa So
5202213
Flag of Philippines g 2540
Photo of Susanto MegarantoBlack
Susanto Megaranto
7101384
Flag of Indonesia g 2561

Susanto Megaranto-Wesley So Match
Jakarta Flag of Indonesia 2008.04.19 Round 5
0-1 B00 Queen’s Fianchetto Defence: Nimzowitsch Defence



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