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.
Replay all the games of Round 6, Philippines vs. Norway:[replay]
A draw is a big win for the pH.team…congrats mg lolo.