Wednesday, August 26, 2009

DATMO 2009: Laylo, Senador, half a point behind the leaders

In the sixth round Emmanuel Senador Senador held his ground against 2009 Subic bay titlist, GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami of Iran to earn a draw (not bad considering Maghami's calibre) while GM Darwin Laylo defeated an untitled, upstart player from China, Jia Haoxiang to pose within striking distance behind the leaders with 4 1/2 points. Senador will face in the seventh round the 15 year old Chinese prodigy, Xie Deshun. Deshun who, at one time had a performance rating of nearly 2800 in the last edition of Subic International Open championship. Erstwhile co-leaders IM Ronald Dableo falters a little after series of draws but remains a point behind with 4.0 points. Leaders of the tournament, GM Negi Parimarjan of India and Vietnamese GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son both with 5.0 points will battle it out for the lead.

For complete details...

Round 6 results
Round 7 pairings
DATMO 2009 tournament website

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