Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Azerbaijan vs. the World Chess Challenge

In a recent entry from Chessdom, an interesting chess challenge is about to take place on 7-9 May in Baku, Azerbaijan. Anand, Kramnik, Karjakin and Shirov are expected to represent the world against all the top players from Gary Kasparov's native country, Azerbaijan. Quite strange that no Chinese players were selected for the team world to give the event some oriental flavor. Pity.

Recently during the closing ceremony of Barley Rapid chess tournament last March, it was mentioned by organizers that the proposed "Quezon City, Philippines vs. Asia" is also set to take place sometime this year. Let us see what will happen.

Meanwhile, day 2 of the Philippine Intercities and Municipalities Chess Team Championship, saw Quezon City took over the lead after GM Antonio defeated GM Villanueva, the highlight match of the day, obviously.

For complete details please visit GMANews.TV and Journal.com.ph

Standings after four rounds:
8 points -- Quezon City
7 -- Tagaytay City, LWUA-QC-F
6 -- Valenzuela, Muntinlupa, FEU-FERN-Inton-QC, PNP-QC, LWUA-QC-B, LWUA- QC-C
5 -- Mandaluyong, Antipolo, LWUA-QC-A
4 -- Makati, Pasig-Marfori, Lingayen, LWUA-QC-D, Calamba, Virac, Tarlac-A, Lanao del Sur, Gerona-A, Nueva Ecija, LQUA-QC-E, Gerona-B.
3 -- Cebu, La Union, Paniqui-Tarlac
2 -- DepEd-Pasig-1, Aparri, Passi, Tarlac-B, NCDA-QC, Tarlac-C
1 -- Calapan, Zambales
0 -- DeepEd-Pasig-2

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