List of confirmed foreign GMs participants who are vying for the 4th PGMA Cup. We have 4th Kolkata Open titlist, Le Quang Liem of Vietnam, current world Junior Champion Abhijeet Gupta (ELO 2584) of India, GMs Mikheil Mchedlishvili (2613) of Georgia, Zhang Zhong of Singapore(2606) GM Anton Fillipov (ELO 2595) of Uzbekistan (ELO 2595), GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son (ELO 2589) of Vietnam, GM Abhijeet Gupta (ELO 2584) of India, GM Ehsan Ghaemmaghami (ELO 2579) of Iran, GM Merab Gagunashvili (ELO 2564) of Georgia, GM Dao Thien Hai (ELO 2542) of Vietnam, GM Li Shilong (ELO 2531) of China, GM Anuar Ismagambetov (ELO 2528) of Uzbekistan and GM Oleg Romanishin (ELO 2515) of Ukraine.
For our local bets, GM Rogelio Antonio Jr. GM Darwin Laylo, GM Mark Paragua, GM Eugene Torre, GM John Paul Gomez, GM Jayson Gonzales and GM Buenaventura “Bong” Villamayor, GM-elect Ronald Dableo and IM Rolando Nolte,IM Richard Bitoon, IM Oliver Dimakiling, IM Julio Catalino Sadorra, IM Emmanuel Senador, IM Chito Garma and IM Ronald Bancod.
GM Wesley So will miss this year's PGMA, Pichay cup due to his upcoming participation in the 2009 SPICE Cup this September and World Junior Championship in October.
This are but partial listings and expect more GMs to register in the coming days
We have this report from Ed Andaya of Journal.com.ph
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