Relying on the services of RP's number one, the hosts Davao City blanked out Holy Cross 4-0 in their first round encounter of the 2006 National Inter-cities competition. Board 4 for Davao is Dr Jenny Mayor. Aussie chess fans should note that Dr Mayor is apparently organising a group of Pinoy chess players comprising 11 men and 4 women to travel to Sydney next year to compete in the Sydney International Open.
2006 Philippines Inter-cities
White: Mohamad Sacar (Holy Cross Davao City)
Black: GM Mark Paragua (Davao City "A")
1.e4-c5 2.Nf3-d6 3.d4-cd4 4.Nd4-Nf6 5.Nc3-a6 6.a4-e6 7.Be2-Be7 8.g4-d5 9.ed5-Nd5 10.Nd5-Qd5 11.Bf3-Qe5 12.Kf1-Qc7 13.Be3-h5 14.gh5-e5 15.Ne2-Bh3+ 16.Kg1 17.Nc3-Be6 18.Nd5-Bd5 19.Qd5-Rd8 20.Qc4-0-0 21.h6-g6 22.h4-Kh8 23.h5-g5 24.Kg2-f5 25.Bc6-bc6 26. Rh-e1-f4 27.Bc5-f3+ 28.Kg1-Rf4 29.Qc3-Bc5 30. Qc5-Rd5 31.Qc3-Qd7 White resigns 0-1
Journo Marlon Bernardino, who is our principal source, reported that IMs Oliver Dimakiling and Darwin Laylo are playing in this tournament only because their visa applications for Europe struck a problem. The two IMs are here representing the Barangay Alabang team of Muntinlupa City.
Action shots courtesy of Mr Boy Lim. Thanks mate.