Saturday, January 20, 2007

Vietnamese Dominate Zone 3.3

Local players secured all three tickets for the next World Championships in Mexico to be held in September this year. Le Quang Liem and Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son in the men's and Le Thanh Tu in the women's competition were the eventual winners.

RP's Nelson Mariano finished the men's event in a 4-way tie on second place with six points. Thus a round robin play off was held using a time control of 25 minutes with 10 seconds added after each move as per the regulations. Mariano could manage only 1 point in total, courtesy of draws against Dao Thien Hai and Nguyen Anh Dung. He lost to Truong Son.

According to a report by Marlon Bernardino the RP contingent are at least going back home with a couple of IM norms. These go to Oliver Barbosa and Nouri Hamed.

Here is one of Quang Liem Le's win during the event - a nice one over Eugene Torre.

Full results, tables, games and photos are available from the coverage site.


rjsolcruz said...

As Soltis in Turning Advantage into Victory in Chess, "To win a material-up ending, you need a passed pawn."

Anonymous said...

i do not buy into torre's passive queen's pawn opening of d4, e3, c3 set up. specially against the strongest player in the tournament.

and he had an awful game, with the e3 pawn, among other things, becoming the losing weakness.

time to hang it up eugene. teach and give other young pinoy talents the opportunity to shine.

you've already done the pinoys 'well done' service.

now do more greater things by teaching and imparting your talents to the young pinoys.