Friday, September 28, 2007

Darwin Laylo Bags Final GM Norm

The official website of the 6th Asian Individual Chess Championship is reporting that IM Darwin Laylo has just bagged his third and final GM norm. He also has good chances of even becoming a full grandmaster, hitting the 2500 rating mark, by the tournament's finish if he can managed to score the required results. Laylo must achieve 1.5/2 from the last two games.

It will be a hard last two rounds for Laylo. His next opponent is Vietnam's GM Le Quang Liem.

With two rounds to go, China's Zhang Pengxiang leads on 7 points, followed close behind by three players on 6.5 points.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

wat country is Darwin Laylo from?

Anonymous said...

Darwin Laylo is from Philippines, Laylo actually have already upped his rating to 2507 prior to his last round game to tournament leader GM Zhang Pengxiang (which probably end up in a draw).Kim Steven Yap have also secured a 20-game IM norm. The only remaining obstacle for Laylo is the publication of the rating list, if FIDE would include the tournament in their October rating list then Laylo will already met all the prerequisites in obtaining the GM title, the seventh in our country.

CHANGE IN ELO: + 6 NEW ELO: 2507 WIN GM LE,QUANG LIEM (2542)
CHANGE IN ELO: + 1 NEW ELO: 2501 DRAW GM ZHAO,JUN (2558)
CHANGE IN ELO: + 2 NEW ELO: 2500 WIN YAP, KIM STEVEN (2246)
CHANGE IN ELO: + 6 NEW ELO: 2498 WIN GM DAO,THIEN HAI (2537)
CHANGE IN ELO: - 4 NEW ELO: 2492 LOSS GM NEGI,PARIMARJAN (2529)
CHANGE IN ELO: + 1 NEW ELO: 2496 DRAW GM ZHOU, JIANCHAO (2572)
CHANGE IN ELO: + 4 NEW ELO: 2495 WIN FM BATCHULUUN,CEGMED (2415)
CHANGE IN ELO: - 4 NEW ELO: 2491 LOSS GM MEGARANTO,SUSANTO (2554)
CHANGE IN ELO: + 6 NEW ELO: 2495 WIN GM SANDIPAN,CHANDA (2563)
CHANGE IN ELO: + 3 NEW ELO: 2489 WIN LEGAZPI,RHOBEL (2316)

Simon said...

Why doesnt Darwin Laylo appear on the new FIDE rating list for the Phillipines?

Political reasons?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know any web site where I can find Darwin Laylo's biography?