Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Make it 18 for IM Oliver Barbosa

Sports journalist and National Master Marlon Bernardino, as usual, just brought this info to our attention. It may come almost two weeks late (for internet users that's quite an ages) but thanks anyway for the wave of information he's providing us through emails. For complete results and final standings, please visit Marshall chess club official website.

FILIPINO International Master Oliver Barbosa bagged his 18th title in the United States chess circuit by topping the Marshall Chess Club Saturday game 60 minutes Chess Championships at the Marshall Chess Club in New York, New York last August 1.

Barbosa, who hails from Taytay, Rizal finish perfect four points.He beat William Wijaya, Sam Barsky, GM Michael Rohde and IM Jay Bonin, respectively.

After this event, Barbosa, University of the Philippines’ (UP) former Board 1 player seeing in action in the 10th Grand Prix Points Tonight in New York last August 6 settled joint fourth along with three others with 3.0 points in four games of play.

Barbosa also participated in the 15th annual Northeast Open Chess Championships in Stamford, Connecticut last August 9. Barbosa settled 2nd to 4th placers in the company of Siddharth Ravichandran and Alec Getz after tallying 4.0 points apiece. GM Alexander Ivanov won the event with 4.5 points in five outings. His only draw to Barbosa in the final round.

Barbosa’s US chess campaign is supported by NCFP president Prospero “Butch” Pichay Jr., and New York Immigration lawyer Filipino Geronimo “Gerry” Albano.MARLON BERNARDINO

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