Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A Draw in Round 7

A heroic draw by the 35th seed Philippines against 4th seed Hungary whose board 1 is  guy named Peter Leko, currently ranked at 20 in the world and is one of the few super grandmasters.

Here is part of the report of the Olympiad organizers about round 7:

"The Philippines, seeded only 35th in the starting list, bravely resisted the 4th-seed Hungary to go home with a 2-2 tie. Wesley So and Peter Leko played a wild line of the Marshall Attack, but the game ended in a draw.

Zoltan Almasi took his team into the lead with a win against Oliver Barbosa, but the legendary Eugenio Torre, first Asian Grandmaster and record holder with 21 appearances in the Olympiads, escaped from a passive position to pull a victory against Ferenc Berkes and equalise the score." 

Another strong team effort from our team! 

It will be England versus Philippines for the Open category and Philippines versus the United States for the Women's section.

Women's team is also doing well with 18.5 points.

Keeping my fingers crossed for the next four rounds!

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