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Philippines Lost to Australia to Settle for 58th Place in the Final Ranking (Open)

For the final round, GM Eugenio Torre delivered anew with a win for Team Philippines, but once again it was not enough, as GM John Paul Gomez on board 2 and GM Rogelio Barcenilla lost their games to the Aussies.

Bo.53Philippines (PHI)Rtg1½:2½45Australia (AUS)Rtg
21/1GMSadorra, Julio Catalino (w)2560½ - ½GMSmerdon, David C (b)2531
21/2GMGomez, John Paul (b)24920 - 1GMZhao, Zong-Yuan (w)2550
21/3GMTorre, Eugenio (w)24471 - 0IMLy, Moulthun (b)2513
21/4GMBarcenilla, Rogelio (b)24550 - 1IMSmirnov, Anton (w)2482

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Thus, the Philippines, with 5 wins, 2 draws, and 4 losses, takes the 58th place in the final ranking, down from their 53rd seed at the start of the tournament.


Philippines Sweeps Scotland in Round 10 Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad Open

The 53rd seed Philippines wins all boards against the 63rd seed Scotland in Round 10 of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad.

GM Eugene Torre continues with his winning streak in this event, now with 8 wins and 2 draws, for a total score of 9 points out of 10 games.

Games Results: Philippines vs. Scotland, Round 10 Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad

Bo.53Philippines (PHI)Rtg4 : 063Scotland (SCO)Rtg
29/1GMSadorra, Julio Catalino (w)25601 - 0IMGreet, Andrew N (b)2455
29/2GMGomez, John Paul (b)24921 - 0GMShaw, John (w)2454
29/3GMTorre, Eugenio (w)24471 - 0FMGourlay, Iain (b)2393
29/4GMBarcenilla, Rogelio (b)24551 - 0FMBerry, Neil (w)2315

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With this win, the Philippines is ranked number 39 after 10 rounds, and is set to face the 45th seed Australia in the final round.

Board pairings of Philippines vs. Australia follows:

Board Pairings: Philippines vs. Australia, Round 11 Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad

Bo.53Philippines (PHI)Rtg-45Australia (AUS)Rtg
21/1GMSadorra, Julio Catalino (w)2560-GMSmerdon, David C (b)2531
21/2GMGomez, John Paul (b)2492-GMZhao, Zong-Yuan (w)2550
21/3GMTorre, Eugenio (w)2447-IMLy, Moulthun (b)2513
21/4GMBarcenilla, Rogelio (b)2455-IMSmirnov, Anton (w)2482