Monday, August 24, 2009

Datu Arthur Tan Malaysian Chess Open 2009. Filipinos off to a hot start

GM Darwin Laylo drew his first game assignment against Iranian WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan at the start of Datu Arthur Tan Malaysian Open. But other Filipinos who are participating in the event scored some victories here. IM Oliver Dimakiling, IM Ronald Dableo, IM Richard Bitoon, Rustum Tolentino, Emmanuel Senador, Daniel Causo, Ric Portugalera, all won their first round game while FM Leonardo Carlos and Rhobel Legaspi on the other hand also drew their game. 12 GMs are seeing action here, where Laylo, the lone Pinoy GM entry, is the 15th seed, (FIDE ranking points).

More details coming up, in the meantime, for everyone's convenience, I provided useful links below:

Tournament official website
Round 1 results
Round 2 pairings
Replay of Games (not available yet)

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