Friday, October 2, 2009

5th Prospero Pichay Cup round 1: two upsets

Two major upsets from the top boards. First was by 47th seed, Alcon John Datu (2188) who upsets Pyotr Kostenko (2491) of Kazakhstan. And second was by 31st seed David Elorts (2326) who surprised Singapore's no.1 and 2nd seed, GM Zhang Zhong (2606). Another player to watch from the tournament is current world junior champion, Abhijeet Gupta (2584) who also won his first game of the tournament against 34th seed Efren Bagamasbad (2311). GM Eugenio Torre (2535), who pulled out in round 7 of the PGMA cup due to bad showing, was held to a draw, perhaps not a surprise anymore, by Rolando Andador (2260).

Round 1 results
Round 2 pairings
Starting rank list

By the way, over there at Nanjing. Carlsen had just defeated Radjabov in just 25 moves! the Norwegian wunderkind tallied 4.5 out of 5.5 and is performing at 3128!

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