Monday, March 30, 2009

Wesley So wins Battle of GMs with one round to spare

GM Wesley So may have lost his fighting form in the latter rounds of the tourney by allowing four draws in five games, after five consecutive wins, the result of the tournament will be the same. So is the back to back winner of the most colorful chess event in the Philippines with one more round to play. Wesley will be pitted against one of his best buddies in the circuit, GM Darwin Laylo in the final round. I don't expect a battle tomorrow between this two, perhaps they would be just more than content of crossing the 30 moves rule (Sofia style) of course, before anyone can be allowed to offer a draw to his opponent.

Round 10 on 2009/03/30 at 1500
112GMANTONIO Rogelio Jr½ - ½GMPARAGUA Mark11
21IMSADORRA Julio Catalino½ - ½IMDABLEO Ronald10
32IMBITOON Richard½ - ½GMSO Wesley9
43GMLAYLO Darwin1 - 0GMGONZALES Jayson8
54GMVILLAMAYOR Buenaventura½ - ½IMNOLTE Rolando7
65GMGOMEZ John Paul0 - 1GMTORRE Eugenio6

Rank after Round 10

NameFEDRtgPts. TB1 TB2 TB3
1GMSO WesleyPHI26277,50,02,532,25
2GMANTONIO Rogelio JrPHI25196,00,02,527,25
3GMTORRE EugenioPHI25606,00,02,025,25
4GMGOMEZ John PaulPHI25395,51,51,522,25
5GMLAYLO DarwinPHI25045,51,02,024,75
6IMSADORRA Julio CatalinoPHI24455,50,51,523,75
7IMBITOON RichardPHI24735,01,03,027,00
8GMPARAGUA MarkPHI25375,00,02,522,75
9IMNOLTE RolandoPHI24884,00,01,517,00
10GMGONZALES JaysonPHI24683,50,00,516,25
11GMVILLAMAYOR BuenaventuraPHI24713,00,00,512,25
12IMDABLEO RonaldPHI24322,50,02,013,25

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