Friday, July 30, 2010
First seed Pinoy IM Oliver Barbosa lost his 9th and final round game against the co winner of the tournament, FM Ramnath Bhuvanesh to finished tied 4th-5th place.
For final standings, you can check then out here: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr35656.aspx?art=1&lan=1&fed=INA&m=-1&wi=1000. You can also download the games here: http://www.chess-results.com/PartieSuche.aspx?id=50023&tnr=35656&art=3&lan=1
Monday, July 26, 2010
GMs Torre and Gonzales split the 50 players double exhibition simul match in two. Torre draw his game with Paul Benjamin Casiano, Raul Sol Cruz, Jr, Kim Zafra and Sonny dela Rosa. While Gonzales draw with Julius Gonzales and Raymond Dagang. Anyone who score a win and even managed to obtain a draw against the GMs will automatically received a medal. Free snacks and lunch were also served for guest and participants.
10:30 am the game begins. I saw one boy munching a piece of cake and his hands is all mess with crumbs. GM Torre shook the boys' hand just the same. Torre posted 21 wins and 4 draws in more than three hours of playing.
GM Jayson Gonzales on the other hand, is all business. He's blitzing board after board. He needs that kind of speed and accuracy, or more for his record breaking attempt against 600. He looks a lot fitter than the last time I saw of him.
GMs Torre and Gonzales both have their own ratio of supplies though, while on the go. Water melons, papayas, bananas and Gatorade for refreshment. Torre never touch a morsel from his fruits nor gulped a drink or two till there's only a couple of hard headed players left on the boards.
The score sheet of 8 year old ASEAN U-8 Silver medalist, Julius Gonzales who salvage a well played 24 move draw against GM Jayson Gonzales. It was actually Julius who offered a draw against the well conditioned grandmaster and GM Gonzales, partly surprise, just looked at the kibitzers around, smile broke unto his face and accept the boys' offer.
The final move that ended in a stale mate in favor of Mr. Zafra. A lucky escape for him. He's a piece down. The final game ended at around 2:00 pm.
Now everybody say chess...
Sunday, July 25, 2010
One day, they went out for a walk. They had not been going for very long when Fischer, who Einarsson said had limited stamina, asked, “Where are all the benches, Einar?”
Einarsson said he gestured toward a large rock covered in moss and suggested that Fischer rest there.
Afterward, they walked down a hill and went swimming. Einarsson said that Fischer later told him that he had a wonderful time, partly because he had been able to escape the crowds.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Standings after Round 4
|1.||Wesley So||(PHI, 2674)||3.0|
|2.||Evgeny Tomashevsky ||(RUS, 2708) ||2.5|
|Fabiano Caruana||(ITA, 2697)||2.5|
|Dmitry Andreikin||(RUS, 2650) ||2.5|
|5.||Maxime Vachier-Lagrave||(FRA, 2723) ||2.0|
|Anish Giri||(NED, 2672) ||2.0|
|Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son||(VIE, 2617) ||2.0|
|Maxim Rodshtein||(ISR, 2609) ||2.0|
|9.||David Howell||(ENG, 2616) ||1.0|
|10.||Parimarjan Negi||(IND, 2615) ||0.5|
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wesley So by the way swept all his 21 board game exhibition match in downtown Biel, with special mention on the website, being the current under 18 top player and the youngest in the top 60 in the world.
Real time live games of Biel 2010 can be view on chessdom.com via chessbomb live game platform.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Until move eleven of a Grünfeld Indian, both players were familiar with the position from the white perspective...With his victory Quang Le bounced back to a 50% score and brought new tension into the tournament standings. He also once again showed that Vietnam is a chess country to reckon with in the future. Kudos to Quang Le.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
The 12-year-old Bersamina, seen as the country’s next Wesley So, made it 4 wins in a row as he toppled 7th seed Murali Karthikeyan of India in the 9th and final round to finish in a 2-way tie for 2nd to 3rd places with Diptayan Ghosh of India.
Top seed Wei Yi of China bagged the title with 7.5 points on 7 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss.
Although he failed to overtake Wei for the top spot, Bersamina turned in the best score in the final 4 rounds and matched Ghosh’s 9-round total of 7 points in the 14-nation tournament hosted by the Chinese Chess Association.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
DPS WILL SEND THE BIGGEST NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS IN CHESS MARATHON--COSETENG
BY: Marlon Bernardino
THE Diliman Preparatory School will send the biggest number of participants in the country’s attempt to break the world record in simultaneous chess exhibition. Former senator Nikki Coseteng, the school’s president, vouched her support in the event slated on July 31 to August 1 at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium. “I always believe that Filipinos have sound mind and body,” said Coseteng.
Two Time-Olympian Grandmaster Jayson Gonzales will showcase the fortitude of Filipinos in the ultimate test for mind and body endurance as he face 600 opponents simultaneously.
He is expected to play at least 24 hours and walk around 50 kilometers before finishing all matches. Gonzales needs to notch a minimum of 480 points or equivalent to 80-percent of the possible score.
Around 200 of his opponents will come from DPS, including twins Patricia and Kenneth Go. They are the top two players in their division during inter-school competition in Quezon City according to DPS media head Roberto “Robbie” Pangilinan, co organizer of Mindoro journo Noli Sangil Cruz.
The current record is held by Iranian GM Morteza Mahjoob, who played against 500 players last August 13 at the Englab Sports Complex in Tehran, Iran. Marlon Bernardino
Friday, July 9, 2010
Don't get too excited though folks. I noticed that the organizers is after the "number" of participants to make it to the record book rather than the percentage of win needed to put a Filipino grandmaster in chess history.
I'm quite amazed though by the number of sponsors. I'm now convinced that this surely is not just a show off event I previously believe. This is serious stuff, at least in marketing point of view, and I must be part of it. Now what I need is an ID.
Magma man/Robocop mixed in the poster looks cute though.
Everyone is invited to participate. Just contact this people for reservations. Noli Cruz of Touch of Gold Enterprises at 0929-835-7770 or email address: firstname.lastname@example.org and Roberto “Robbie” Pangilinan, Diliman Preparatory School media head at 0290-953-4559 or email@example.com for complete details.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
"I can confirm that Bobby Fischer's body was exhumed this morning," Olafur Helgi Kjartansson, the sheriff in the southern Icelandic town of Selfoss where Fischer had been buried, told AFP.
"The procedure was conducted in a highly professional and dignified manner," he said, adding that "it was a priority with everybody present to show respect to the deceased."A doctor and a priest were present when the body was exhumed, Kjartansson said, adding that it was the first time as a sheriff that he had been asked to carry out such a task.
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Sunday, July 4, 2010
GMs Eugene Torre and Jayson Gonzales will hold a chess simultaneous exhibition tomorrow, Monday, July 5 at the Main Lobby of Tesda Building, Service Road South Superhighway, Taguig.
According to kay Julford Abasolo, Event Coordinator of Tesda and NAPCA head Boyet Tardecilla, the two chess wizards will challenge the Tesda employee's problem solving abilities, critical and strategic thinking. After the chess simultaneous exhibition, Torre, Gonzales along with IM Yves Ranola will conduct chess seminar among employee's of Tesda led by team captain Carlos Villanueva. Deputy Director General Milagros Hernandez and Executive Director Milagros Hernandez are invited to do the ceremonial moves.
Meanwhile, Mindoro journo and tournament organizer Noli Sangil Cruz annouced the staging of 1 vs. 600: Pinoy Ironmind, Guinness World Record with Gonzales, two-time olympian member will attempt to break the world record's of Iranian GM Majoob Morteza set on July 10 to 11.
However, Cruz said in the press release he sent to this writer that the possible venue is the San Andres Gymnasium after the Ninoy Aquino Stadium in Vito Cruz, Manila charge the organizer Cruz and Roberto "Robbie" Pangilinan, media head of Diliman Preparatory School.
" Naniningil ang PSC ng P3,000 kada oras para sa airconditioning system ng Ninoy Aquino Stadium bukod pa sa karagdagang sahod sa 10 maintenance crews na itatalaga nila sa event," Cruz said in a press statement.
Gonzales needed to score at least 480 points to break the world's record of Morteza.MARLON BERNARDINO.
Friday, July 2, 2010
If you are interested, please email Ms Angel Villafuerte at firstname.lastname@example.org and Rolly Sol Cruz at email@example.com