Eugene Torre leads players ranking after Round 9

With seven wins and 2 draws, GM Eugenio Torre leads all the players in terms of points as he got 8 points out of 9 games as of the end of Round 9 in Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad. He has yet to lose a single game in this event.

Check out the top players at the end of Round 9 below. Also, check the summary list of his opponents so far for the first nine rounds. You may replay all Eugene Torre games so far in Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad below:Replay »

Top Players after Round 9

No.NameRtgTeamPts. Games%Bo.Rp
1GMTorre Eugenio 2447Philippines8988.932804
2GMIndjic Aleksandar 2548Serbia7.5983.342754
3IMCapo Vidal Uriel 2314Mexico7710023038
4GMJobava Baadur 2665Georgia7887.513013
5GMNepomniachtchi Ian 2740Russia7887.542887
6IMSmirnov Anton 2482Australia7887.542755
7GMFernandes Antonio 2413Portugal7887.542689
8IMGemy Jose Daniel 2384Bolivia7977.812456
9GMNakamura Hikaru 2789United States of America7977.822853
10GMKovalenko Igor 2651Latvia7977.822797
11GMLenic Luka 2622Slovenia7977.822762
12GMHansen Eric 2582Canada7977.842681
13GMVolokitin Andrei 2647Ukraine6.5792.952974
14GMKovalyov Anton 2617Canada6.5881.322836
15GMGretarsson Hjorvar Steinn 2547Iceland6.5881.322680
16GMSo Wesley 2782United States of America6.5881.332862
17GMNabaty Tamir 2630Israel6.5881.332712
18GMGuseinov Gadir 2625Azerbaijan 26.5881.342662
19GMGuliyev Namig 2577Azerbaijan 26.5881.352634
20GMZhigalko Sergei 2652Belarus6.5972.212783
21FMAsadli Vugar 2406Azerbaijan 36.5972.212494
22GMDuda Jan-Krzysztof 2675Poland6.5972.222686
23Maghsoodloo Parham 2566Iran6.5972.222655
24GMKadric Denis 2583Bosnia & Herzegovina6.5972.222589
25IMGascon Del Nogal Jose Rafael 2436Venezuela6.5972.222526
26IMMehmeti Dritan 2415Albania6.5972.222490
27GMVidit Santosh Gujrathi 2669India6.5972.232767
28IMLorparizangeneh Shahin 2478Iran6.5972.232631
29GMZhu Chen 2418Qatar6.5972.242429
30Sohib Okla 2153Syria6.5972.242297

Philippines Lost to Italy in Round 7 Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad

GM Eugene Torre has yet to be defeated in the Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad so far. He’s had 2 draws and 5 wins so far in seven rounds, including his latest win against GM Axel Rombaldoni of Italy. But that was not enough to boost the team as the Philippines lost to Italy, 1 ½ to 2 ½ in Round 7 of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad.

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Philippines (Women) lost to Hungary in Round 7 — Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad

It was a tough loss for the Philippines Women team in Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad against the 8th seed Hungary.


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Philippines Beats Mexico in Round 6 Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad (Women)

They were all decisive games and Philippines won 3 to 1:

Bo.57Mexico (MEX)Rtg-46Philippines (PHI)Rtg1:3
13/1WIMGuerrero Rodriguez, Alejandra (w)2043-WIMFrayna, Janelle Mae (b)22810-1
13/2WIMFuentes Godoy, Lilia Ivonne (b)2142-WIMFronda, Jan Jodilyn (w)21280-1
13/3WFMParkhurst Casas, Miriam (w)1993-WIMSecopito, Catherine (b)21190-1
13/4WIMGarcia Morales, Ivette Ale (b)2006-WFMMendoza, Shania Mae (w)19651-0

This win helped Philippines push its rank even higher at number 17 at the end of 6 rounds.

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Philippines draws with Norway in Round 6 Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad Open

The Philippines may have come as the underdog in this match, but they were able to hold their ground against a team that on average is 165 points its senior, Norway, in Round 6 of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad. The match resulted to a dead even 2-2.Replay »

On Board 1, GM Julio Catalino Sadorra was even able to hold the World Champion, Magnus Carlsen, to a draw, even if the latter was almost 300 ELO points above his own. The rest of the players drew their respective games as well:

This draw boosted the Philippines Open team ranking even further to number 19 after Round 6.

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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.

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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.

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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)”