Wesley Advances to World Olympiad

  • Page Views 3026
  • wesleyTAGAYTAY CITY — Grandmas­ter Wesley So failed to win the Asian Zone 3.3 Chess Champi­onship after the final round draw with a Vietnamese rival here but found comfort after taking one of two slots to the World Chess Olympiad this August. Though he tried to extract a full point against GM Cao Sang, So was happy that their Four Knights Game ended in a 30-move draw. That, however, enabled second pick GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son of Vietnam to overtake him and win the event by half-a-point in the 9-round Swiss tourna­ment. So, who is taking a break from his studies in the US, finished the event with seven points. He will join GM Oliver Barbosa in the Olympiad slated in Tromso, Norway. “Okay lang na draw. Tiniyak ko na kasi para makapasok sa World Cup,” said So, who finished with five wins and four draws.
    Truong Son clinched the crown after toppling GM John Paul Go­mez. The win also earned the Vietnamese a slot at the World Cup.

    GM Joey Antonio halved the point with last year’s winner GM Susanto Megaranto of Indonesia after 30 moves of Nimzo-Indian Defense to finish tied for third to fourth places with his opponent with 6 points apiece. Rounding up the top 11 finish­ers with similar 5.5 points were GM Mark Paragua, Nelson Villanueva, GM Eugene Torre, International Master Bayarsaikhan Gundavaa and FIDE Master Gombusruen Munkhgal of Mongolia, GM Dar­win Laylo, and Sang. Meanwhile, WGM Nguyen Thi Thanh An of Vietnam lost to WIM Catherine Pereña but still won the women’s division title with 6.5 points.
    The win also gave Thanh An a slot to the Olympiad.

     

    Share

    Leave a Reply

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 24 April 2018
      24 hours ago No comment

      New web series sheds light on Pinoy millennials’ lives

      ABS-CBN’s online streaming and video-on-demand content platform, iWant TV, is releasing a new and original web series by award-winning director Pam Reyes titled “#Adulting,” a coming-of-age, light drama-comedy that follows four young Filipina women from different colleges who are about to leave the comforts of their university life for ...

    • 23 April 2018
      2 days ago No comment

      Academic releases new book Bayanihan and Belonging: Filipinos and Religion in Canada

      Professor Alison Marshall of the Brandon University in Manitoba has a new book. The book titled Bayanihan and Belonging: Filipinos and Religion in Canada “seeks to understand the link between Filipino migrant settlement experiences in rural and urban Canada, and religion,” according to an abstract The book was published ...

    • 23 April 2018
      2 days ago No comment

      Dennis and Jennyln

      Dennis Trillo taped some advanced episodes of “The One That Got Away” before he left for his GMA Pinoy TV shows. “We’re happy that the show is gaining more regular viewers,” he says. “The story is also getting to be more and more intriguing with the introduction of more ...

    • 23 April 2018
      2 days ago No comment

      Megan and Mikael

      Megan Young’s relationship with Mikael Daez has been going strong for seven years now. What’s their secret? “I think it’s because we always keep our communication lines open,” she says. “When he does something na hindi ko nagustuhan, I’m not afraid to approach him and tell him about it. ...

    • 23 April 2018
      2 days ago No comment

      Carlo and Angelica

      Carlo Aquino shared the progress of his upcoming movie with Angelica Panganiban. The actor relayed they just had the pitching with Star Cinema. “Baka mag Direk Dan (Villegas) kami. Kung sakali, ito ‘yung first major [project] ko with Direk Dan kasi ‘yung una ko siyang nakatrabaho is with Gerald ...

    %d bloggers like this: