By Roy A. Luarca
17 points—Tagaytay; 15—Shanghai (China), Wuxi (China); 12—Manila-PSC; 11—Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia); 10—Baghdad (Iraq), Pasay-PAF; 9—Shah Alam (Malaysia), Seoul (Korea); 8—Bs Begawan (Brunei), Colombo (Sri Lanka); 7—Sharjah (UAE), Singapore; 6—Erdenet (Mongolia); 5—Abu Dhabi (UAE), Chinese Taipei, Dubai (UAE); 3—Kuwait
FILIPINO Grandmasters Darwin Laylo and Oliver Barbosa hurdled their last-round foes Sunday to share second place in the Bangkok Chess Championship won by Australian GM Zhao Zongyuan in Pattaya, Thailand.
THE COUNTRY’S top players, led by super Grandmaster Wesley So, will join the $100,000 Manny Pacquiao Cup Asian Continental Open and Women’s Chess Championships set May 18 to 26 at Midas Hotel in Pasay City.
FIDE Master Haridas Pascua settled for a draw with fourth seed GM elect Bayarsaikhan Gundavaa of Mongolia in the seventh round yesterday to remain on top along with GM Mark Paragua in the Philippine Sports Commission Cup International Chess at Ninoy Aquino Stadium.
Filipino Grandmaster Oliver Barbosa beat International Master Jahongir Vakhidov of Uzbekistan on Saturday and keep his title-retention bid alive in the DYTM Raja Nazrin Shah International Open Chess Championship 2012 at Olympic Sports Hotel here.
By Roy Luarca
The Philippines found Southeast Asian rival Vietnam hard to crack Friday and settled for a 2-2 standoff in the 40th Chess Olympiad here.
By Roy Luarca
The Philippines’ bubble of hope at the 40th Chess Olympiad got pricked by China in an instant Thursday. Unable to match the Chinese juggernaut in Round 9, the Filipinos yielded a lopsided 0.5-3.5 decision in the Open Division at Istanbul Expo Center.
By Roy Luarca
A SEASONED, well-rounded Philippine team out to stop its skid in the Chess Olympiad will be leaving tonight to compete in the 40th edition of the biennial event in Istanbul, Turkey.
STREAKING International Master Oliver Dimakiling added Fide Master Haridas Pascua to his list of victims yesterday and grabbed the top spot in the fifth Battle of Grandmasters at the Paraw Club in Boracay.
Top-seeded Grandmaster Oliver Barbosa bested Efren Arguelles in their Queen’s Indian Defense tussle to tow the march of favorites in the second round of the 7th La Union Open Chess Championships yesterday at the Ortega Gym in San Fernando City, La Union.
Grandmaster Oliver Barbosa defeated compatriot and fellow GM John Paul Gomez to become the top Filipino finisher in the 2nd HD Bank Cup International Open Chess tournament 2012 at the HD Bank Head office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam late Wednesday.
Grandmaster Oliver Barbosa and International Master Jan Emmanuel Garcia lead five other Filipinos in the 2nd HD Bank Cup International Open Chess tournament 2012 scheduled on March 2 to 7 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Oliver Barbosa became the third Filipino super Grandmaster after he ruled the 10th Parsvnath International Grandmasters Chess Tournament in New Delhi, India on Monday.