Monday, September 10, 2012

Phl falters in Final round

The Men's Philippine chess team faltered in the final round of the 40th Chess Olympiad. GM's Wesley So and Oliver Barbosa secured a draw against their opponents on boards 1 and 2 respectively.  GM's Torre and Mark Paragua bowed to their the boards 3 and 4 of the Romanian team.  The score 1 - 3 in favor of Romania. This round 11 disaster brought us down the final standing to 21st place.

For the RP Women's chess team, it was a draw 2 - 2 with WIM Perena and Fronda winning their games on boards 1 and 4 respectively against Bosnia and Herzegovina. Lady chessers Frayna and Docena were not fortunate on boards 2 and 3. Philippine Women's chess team placed 43rd over-all.

Congratulations to the Philippine delegation and thank you for a satisfactory performance! Until the next Chess Olympiad!

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