Thursday, November 18, 2010

Asian Games R1

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GUANGZHOU, China (PNA) – Even with GM Wesley So taking a day off, the Philippines proved too strong, too classy for Iraq at the start of the chess team competition in the 16th Asian Games at the Guangzhou Chess Institute here late Thursday.

Shut out of the medal tally in the individual rapid competition, the Filipinos struck on victories by GMs Darwin Laylo and Eugene Torre to fashion out a 3-1 win over the Iraqis and set up an early second-round showdown against top seed China in the 17-nation, nine-round competition.

Laylo made short work of Ahmed Abdul Wahab in their board three encounter, while Torre outclassed Al-Yahya Dhamir Jabar on boar dfour.

GM Rogelio Antonio Jr., who took the place of So on board one, settled for a draw with IM Mohammed Al-Safar, while GM John Paul Gomez also split the point with FM Al-Hussein Al-Ali on the second board.

So is scheduled to return to action in the second round Friday against Wang (ELO 2756)

Antonio will play Bu (ELO 2680), Gomez will face GM Zhou Jianchao (ELO 2669) and Lalyo will meet Ni (ELO 2633).