Monday, August 28, 2006

Congrats Oliver Dimakiling

It's all over. Thanks to Marlon Bernardino, we have the list of top scorers. Pinoy chesser IM Dimakiling ended his 11th round game in a draw against IM Ashot Nadanian to reach 8 points - the same as 4 other players. Congressman Prospero Pichay was quoted by ABS-CBN as saying, "Despite his second-place finish, Oliver [Dimakiling] did the country proud because he missed the title by only the tiebreak".

And congrats again to Oliver for earning a GM norm.

8.0- GM Dao Thien Hai (Vietnam)
8.0- IM OLIVER DIMAKILING (PHILIPPINES)
8.0-GM Ziaur Rahman (Banglandesh)
8.0-NM DARWIN LAYLO (PHILIPPINES)
8.0-IM Wynn Zaw Htun (Myanmar)
7.5-GM Nguyen Anh Dung (Vietnam)
7.5-GM Nguyen Troc Song (Vietnam)
7.5-GM MARK PARAGUA (PHILIPPINES)
7.5-IM ASHOT NADANIAN (Armenia)
7.5-GM Susanto Megaranto (Indonesia)
7.0-NM JOHN PAUL GOMEZ (PHILIPPINES)
7.0-FM JULIO CATALNO SADORRA (PHIIPPINES)
7.0-GM Yu Shaoteng (China)
7.0-ANTHONY MAKINANO (PHILIPPINES)
7.0-Shen Yuan (China)
7.0-WG Easha Karavade (India)

The official Malaysian sites have not been updated so I don't know the exact performances of the Aussie players. But we can tell from the list above, that they were not high scorers. GM Ian Rogers cannot have had a good tournament. He apparently ran into some Pinoy trouble (or as one Sydney player called it, "the Pinoy nightmare"). Rogers lost to Wesley So.

3 comments:

Andrew Ooi said...

Yes congrats to Dimakiling. He started out very strong but the draws at the end prevented him from coming out as clear champion.

Anyway, the Official website http://malaysiaopen.net has just been updated.

The webmaster was occupied keying the game bulletin which prevented him from posting frequent updates. Pictures and games to follow later.

Anonymous said...

GM Rogers scored 3.5/7 against Filipinos (2.5/6 if you will take out GM Mariano's game who is obviously off-form). He started well by blazing to a 3.5 points after the first 4 rounds, but was able to score only a half-point in the next 3 rounds against 3 Filipinos.

rjsolcruz said...

D-Mc is the MAN!!!