The Philippines currently only has reps in the B and C groups of the ongoing Aeroflot Open after the country's number one, Wesley So, withdrew from the A section. Six rounds in, Wesley, who made his way to Russia after Corus, managed only 2.5 points, including a second round loss to the 2557-rated Shomoev.
So cited headaches for his withdrawal.
Meanwhile, in the B section, GM Darwin Laylo is having one of his best outings. So far he hasn't dropped a game! Going into today's final round, Laylo is one of 4 players on six points, just a half point behind joint leaders Kobanov and Kotanjian.
Aeroflot Open 2011 B
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O 5. g3 d6 6. Bg2 Nbd7 7. O-O e5 8. e4 h6 9. h3 Nh7 10. Be3 Ng5 11. Nxg5 hxg5 12. f4 exf4 13. gxf4 c5 14. f5 cxd4 15. Bxd4 Ne5 16. Nd5 Re8 17. c5 dxc5 18. Bxc5 Bd7 19. f6 Bh6 20. Ne7+ Rxe7 21. fxe7 Qe8 22. Qd5 Bg7 23. Rad1 Bc6 24. Qd2 Bb5 25. Qxg5 f6 26. Rxf6 Bxf6 27. Qxf6 Nd7 28. Rxd7 Bxd7 29. Bd4 1-0