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Philippines Beats South Africa in Round 5 Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad (Open)

Philippines wins anew in Round 5 of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad Open section, this time against the 79th seed South Africa. With a score of 3½ against ½, only GM John Paul Gomez drew his game, the rest were wins, including the 4th win of GM Eugene Torre in 5 rounds. Replay »

Bo.53Philippines (PHI)Rtg3½: ½79South Africa (RSA)Rtg
24/1GMSadorra, Julio Catalino (w)25601 - 0GMSolomon, Kenny (b)2371
24/2GMGomez, John Paul (b)2492½ - ½IMCawdery, Daniel (w)2416
24/3GMTorre, Eugenio (w)24471 - 0IMKobese, Watu (b)2350
24/4GMBarcenilla, Rogelio (b)24551 - 0IMVan den Heever, Donovan (w)2247

With this win, this puts the Philippines in 23rd place after 5 rounds, thus is set to meet tougher opponents in the next round.

True enough, it’ll be Philippines vs. Norway, home to the highest rated player in the world and the world champion, Magnus Carlsen, in Round 6.

Replay all the games of Philippines vs. South Africa below: Replay »


Philippines Wins Against Costa Rica in Round 4 Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad (Open)

GM Eugene Torre may not have been able to continue with his winning streak, as he was held to a draw by GM Bernal Gonzales Acosta of Costa Rica, but the rest of the games were wins for the Philippines. Thus, the score was 3.5-0.5. Replay »


This win places the Philippines 43rd among the Open Section teams, and will be up against the 79th seed, South Africa. Continue reading “Philippines Wins Against Costa Rica in Round 4 Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad (Open)”