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Philippines Board Match-ups in Round 6 of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad

As mentioned earlier, it’s gonna be a tough match for the Philippines team in the Open section (Seed No. 53), as they face the team of the World Champion, Magnus Carlsen, Norway (Seed No. 12), in Round 6 of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad.

GM Julio Catalino Sadorra will face the World Champion himself in Board 1:

Bo.12Norway (NOR)Rtg-53Philippines (PHI)Rtg
12/1GMCarlsen, Magnus (w)2857-GMSadorra, Julio Catalino (b)2560
12/2GMHammer, Jon Ludvig (b)2651-GMGomez, John Paul (w)2492
12/3GMTari, Aryan (w)2570-GMTorre, Eugenio (b)2447
12/4GMUrkedal, Frode (b)2537-GMBarcenilla, Rogelio (w)2455

The Philippines Women team (Seed No. 46) will face a probably lighter opposition in Mexico (Seed No. 57) in Round 6: Continue reading “Philippines Board Match-ups in Round 6 of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad”


Philippines Sweeps Algeria in Round 5 Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad (Women)

The headline may suggest it was an easy feat for Team Philippines, but if you look closer at individual games, it was not. Replay »

Bo.46Philippines (PHI)Rtg4 : 064Algeria (ALG)Rtg
23/1WIMFrayna, Janelle Mae (w)22811 - 0WIMLatreche, Sabrina (b)2059
23/2WIMFronda, Jan Jodilyn (b)21281 - 0WIMMezioud, Amina (w)2043
23/3WIMSecopito, Catherine (w)21191 - 0WIMHamza, Amira (b)1918
23/4WFMMendoza, Shania Mae (b)19651 - 0WIMToubal, Hayat (w)1921

This win will put the Philippines Women squad at 27th place after Round 5, and will be up against Mexico in Round 6.

Replay the Philippines vs. Algeria games below: Replay »