Friday, November 21, 2008

Chess Olympiad 2008 round 7 results: Philippines defeats Belgium

The RP men's team had so far scored their "easiest" win at the Dresden Olympiad by crushing the Belgian team 3.5 : 0.5. Only GM Buenaventura Villamayor agreed to halve the points with IM Richard Polaczek. The rest of the team delivered a victory. Wesley So needed just 20 moves to subdue IM Ekrem Cekro while John Paul Gomez needed just 23 moves to finished off IM Bruno Laurent. A nice, quick and easy result for the RP team as we will be facing the 20th seed the Netherlands in round 8 who absorbed a devastating loss to Vietnam in round 7.

Bo.68BEL Belgium (BEL)Rtg - 38PHI Philippines (PHI)Rtg0.5 : 3.5 PGN >Game<
24.1IMPolaczek Richard2419 - GMVillamayor Buenaventura2468 ½ : ½ PGN >Game<
24.2IMCekro Ekrem2419 - GMSo Wesley2610 0 : 1 PGN >Game<
24.3IMSaiboulatov Daniyal2360 - GMGonzales Jayson2469 0 : 1 PGN >Game<
24.4IMLaurent Bruno2370 - IMGomez John Paul2519 0 : 1 PGN >Game<


luar nalatac said...

The character of this Philippine team will definitely show on how they will fair against the Dutch. Hopefully, all of them will be fearless and go for the win in every board. It's now or never! I'm praying for a 4-0 win but a 2 1/2 - 1 1/2 result will be great :)

Catolos said...

Hi Luar, The Vietnamese almost upset 2nd seed Ukraine in round 1 and now they beat the 20th seed, the Netherlands. The Philippines have to beat the Netherlands. Far eastern chess is making a noise now in the west!