Asia’s first Grandmaster, GM Eugene Torre, never failed to deliver so far in two rounds of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad. He won his game anew, this time in Round 2 against GM Jose Fernando Cubas of Paraguay in Board 3 of their match.
Sadly, that was the only win for Philippine team in Round 2 of Open Section. Julio Catalino Sadorra drew his game in Board 1. The rest lost their games.[replay]
PHI vs. PAR - R2 Results
|Bo.||53||Philippines (PHI)||Rtg||-||39||Paraguay (PAR)||Rtg||1½:2½|
|35/1||GM||Sadorra, Julio Catalino (w)||2560||-||GM||Delgado Ramirez, Neuris (b)||2618||½ - ½|
|35/2||GM||Gomez, John Paul (b)||2492||-||GM||Bachmann, Axel (w)||2641||0 - 1|
|35/3||GM||Torre, Eugenio (w)||2447||-||GM||Cubas, Jose Fernando (b)||2470||1 - 0|
|35/4||GM||Barcenilla, Rogelio (b)||2455||-||GM||Franco Ocampos, Zenon (w)||2496||0 - 1|
Check out Eugene Torre’s interview with Susan Polgar after the Round 1 games below:
Replay the games below: [replay]
In Round 3, Philippines will be up against the 87th seed, Nigeria.