Tough Matches for Philippines in Round 2 of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad

After winning all their 8 games in Round 1 for both Open and Women Section, the Philippine team are up against much tougher opponents in Round 2.[replay]

The Open Section team will be up against the 39th seed, Paraguay. The match up follows:

Philippines vs. Paraguay - Round 2 Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad Open

Bo.53Philippines (PHI)Rtg39Paraguay (PAR)Rtg
35/1GMSadorra, Julio Catalino (w)2560GMDelgado Ramirez, Neuris (b)2618
35/2GMGomez, John Paul (b)2492GMBachmann, Axel (w)2641
35/3GMTorre, Eugenio (w)2447GMCubas, Jose Fernando (b)2470
35/4GMBarcenilla, Rogelio (b)2455GMFranco Ocampos, Zenon (w)2496

Meanwhile, the Women team will be facing the 4th seed, Georgia:

Philippines vs. Georgia - Round 2 Baku Chess Olympiad Women

Bo.4Georgia (GEO)Rtg46Philippines (PHI)Rtg
5/1GMDzagnidze, Nana (w)2522WIMFrayna, Janelle Mae (b)2281
5/2GMKhotenashvili, Bela (b)2463WIMFronda, Jan Jodilyn (w)2128
5/3IMBatsiashvili, Nino (w)2474Bernales, Christy Lamiel (b)2065
5/4IMMelia, Salome (b)2419WIMSecopito, Catherine (w)2119

Mind you, there are two GMs, not just WGMs, in the Georgian team.

So good luck to the Philippines team in Baku for Round 2.

You may replay the games of the Philippines teams in Round 1 below. [replay]

Replay: all round 1 games in Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad.

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