Barbosa wins in India

  • Page Views 1491
  • barbosaGRANDMASTER Oliver Barbosa trounced hometown bet International Master Shyam Nikil on Monday to rule the 10th Parsvnath International Grand­masters Chess Tournament at the Lud­low Castle Sports Complex in New Delhi, India. With the win, Barbosa finished with 9.5 points after 11 rounds, half-a-point ahead of compatriot GM John Paul Go­mez and enough to clinch the overall title and bring home two lakh rupees (around P173,240).

    “We (NCFP) extend our congratula­tions to our Pinoy woodpushers for once again proving we Filipinos are capable of competing against the best and the brightest on the world stage,” said Na­tional Chess Federation of the Philippines chief Prospero “Butch” Pichay Jr.

    Gomez, who shared the lead with Bar­bosa going into the final round, settled for a draw with unranked Chinese Ma Qun to finish second with nine points, posting a superior tiebreak score over Indian IM Lalith Babu.

    GM Mark Paragua, playing white, whipped Russian GM Evgeny Gleizerov to finish fourth with 8.5 points, the same output of Ma.
    Only GM Richard Bitoon failed to close out the tourney with a win as he bowed to untitled Indian Kulkarni Chinmay and settled for 6.5 points, good for a tie for 66th to 94th places.

    Share

    Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 19 March 2019
      3 days ago No comment

      National IDs in September for 6M Pinoys – PSA

      About six million Filipinos will receive their national identification cards when the first batch will be released in September this year. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) gave this assurance during a hearing conducted by the House Oversight Committee on Population and Family Relations in Dumaguete City, Negros Occidental. Former ...

    • 17 March 2019
      4 days ago No comment

      Birds of Passage (PG)

      Divided Loyalties! Modern business meets traditional culture in Birds of Passage. Paradise will never be the same. Decidedly different this Columbia gem from Taro PR. Ones your way at select cites and at Vancouver Vancity Cinemas for a limited run. One of the good things about Birds of Passage ...

    • 17 March 2019
      4 days ago No comment

      Arwind, LA reach another milestone in pro-career

      Last Sunday night, sister teams San Miguel Beer and Barangay Ginebra made their moves to fortify their bid for a seat in the quarterfinal round of the ongoing PBA Philippine Cup at the Araneta Coliseum. It was, too, one memorable evening for Beerman Arwind Santos and Gin King LA ...

    • 17 March 2019
      4 days ago No comment

      Canada reaches lowest poverty rate in history

      March 8, 2019 Gatineau, Quebec Employment and Social Development Canada In a country as prosperous as Canada, everyone should have a real and fair chance to succeed. The Government of Canada is focused on growth that benefits all Canadians, investing $22 billion since 2015 in efforts to help grow ...

    • 17 March 2019
      4 days ago No comment

      There Is A New BSP Governor

      ANGEL THOUGHTS “Always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” —Elie Wiesel, an American Jewish writer, professor Let’s observe the 40 days of the Lenten season by doing what Pope Francis advised us. Instead of giving up chocolates, booze and ...

    %d bloggers like this: