Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Pinoy chessers stay in hunt in RP Open

The Philippine Star 04/17/2007

SUBIC – Grandmasters Joey Antonio and Mark Paragua trampled their respective local rivals while Eugene Torre held Indon GM S. Megaranto to a draw as they remained within striking distance of the Chinese leaders halfway through the 2007 Philippine Open Chess Championship at the Legenda Hotel here Sunday.

Antonio, coming off a runner-up finish in Bangkok, Thailand, whipped Arlan Cabe while Paragua, out to atone for a series of mediocre performances, trounced upset-conscious NM Mirabeau Maga to hike their output to 3.5 points.

That was half-a-point behind GMs Ni Hua, Li Chao, Wang Yue, Zhang Zhong and Wang Hao of China and Iranian GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami, who shared the lead with four points heading into the last four rounds of this Swiss system tournament organized by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) in cooperation with the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), Globe Telecoms and Duty Free.

here to read the full story or visit NCFP website for the result.

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