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Wesley So, who is a US legal resident, not a citizen, and travels with a Phillipines passport. He plays for the US Chess Federation. So has emerged from the 3 young superstars that play chess for the US. Now he is number 2 in the World.

 

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So is ethnically Chinese:
https://en.m.wikiped...hinese_Filipino
Hard to believe that Carlsen is only 26.

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So is ethnically Chinese:
https://en.m.wikiped...hinese_Filipino
Hard to believe that Carlsen is only 26.

 

http://www.positivel...p-in-the-making

 

Born on October 9, 1993, of Filipino and Chinese parents, he learned chess moves from his father when he was seven years old. He began playing in tournaments when he was nine and won his first event in 2003 in the under-10 category of the national age-group championships.

 

Doesn't say which parent in Chinese.


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Born ... of Filipino and Chinese parents ... Doesn't say which parent i(s)Chinese.

wiki entry says both parents are Hakka Chinese
https://en.m.wikiped.../wiki/Wesley_So
https://en.m.wikiped...ki/Hakka_people
Your linked article says that his parents emigrated to Canada, leaving him behind in the Philippines. Odd IMO that he later moved to the USA & now lives with another family.

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