John Paul Gomez is on fire! So far he is on a perfect 3 out of 3 in the Singapore Masters section after beating GM Wang Rui in round one, FM Graham Chua in the next, then he pulled it off again by beating GM Li Shilong in the third!
The other notable round 3 result was FM Roderick Nava's victory over Vietnamese GM Nguyen Anh Dung. Still in his early 20's, Roderick is another member of the Philippines' young guns. In 2005, he participated in the World Juniors in Istanbul. Columnist Bobby Ang had a little story about that experience and also features an annotated game in this December 2005 writeup.
In an all-Pinoy match-up, Eric Gloria vanquished IM Ronald Dableo; while Wesley So, much under the spotlight, has steered his tournament back on track by winning rounds 2 and 3 after a first round loss to China's GM Zhao Jun.
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