Monday, June 12, 2006

IM Norms for Pinoys

Here's a quick update from our Pinoy contributor, Mr Bernardino.

Eugene Torre booked a top 10 finish and three Filipinos gained IM norms in the just concluded 148 man–field 2nd San Marino International Chess Open.

Torre (ELO 2543), ended his ninth and final round match in a fighting draw against the top seeded GM Sergei Tiviakov (ELO 2669) of the Netherlands using the black pieces after 47 moves of an Owens Defense to score 6.5 points.

Wesley So, Darwin Laylo and Oliver Dimakiling earned IM norms. This was revealed yesterday by RP Turin Olympiad men’s head coach lawyer NM Samuel “Sammy” Estimo.

GM Vadim Milov of Switzerland, former winner of the Australian Open in 1999, was the overall winner of the event. He and GM Varuzhan Akobian scored 7.5 points, but the Swiss held the superior tiebreak.

San Marino Open 2006
Bhat, Vinay
So, Wesley

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. Nc3 Bb7 5. a3 d5 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. e3 g6 8. Bb5+ c6 9. Bd3 Bg7 10. Na4 O-O 11. e4 Nf6 12. Qe2 c5 13. Bg5 Bc6 14. b3 h6 15. Bh4 g5 16. Bg3 Nh5 17. Rc1 cxd4 18. Bxb8 Bxa4 19. Bc7 Rc8 20. Bxd8 Rxc1+ 21. Kd2 Rxh1 22. Bc7 Rc8 23. Ne1 Rxc7 24. Qxh5 Bxb3 25. e5 Bf8 26. Qg4 Bxa3 27. Qxd4 Bd5 28. Qa4 Bf8 29. h3 Bc6 30. Qg4 Rd7 31. Qc4 Bc5 32. Ke2 Kg7 33. Qa6 Rd4 34. Qc8 Ba4 35. Qa6 Rb4 36. Nc2 Bxc2 37. Bxc2 Rb2 38. Qd3 Rc1 0-1


Anonymous said...

Roland Salvador also earned an IM norm in the just concluded 2'FESTIVAL LODI-SV in Italy, by scoring 6/9 against opponents that averages 2337 in rating. He finishes with a 2460 performance which is more than enough for an IM norm.(2450).

Anonymous said...

Paragua will be also out of the top 100 comes the July rating list. He loses 13 points in Turin and another 8 points in San Marino, which might downgrade his SuperGM status (2600+) to 2596. The other five RP team members will gain rating points on the next FIDE list, Wesley So would be the greatest gainer with 18 point in Turin, 30 in Dubai Open and 47 in San Marino, together with the 2 IM norms! WESLEY SO YOURE THE MAN! ERR YOURE THE BOY!

Anonymous said...

Manila Bulletin reported that Rolando Nolte also get an IM norm, how come? Based on my computation he faced 9 opponents with an average rating of 2361 (Willem Sparrebom's rating was adjusted to 2100, granting that Nolte is eligible for the IM norm), he scored 5/9 to produce a 2401 rating performance which is way below the 2451 needed for the norm.IM norms were awarded also to Laylo,Dimakiling and So, but i think it was with So that matters most since it will only be his 2nd, and needed one more to complete the required number of norms for the elusive title.

Anonymous said...

You got it right the first time.
Wesley So is the man!
If he keeps going at this rate he could be a GM by the time he is 14.

We better invite him to the australian open before he becomes to famous...Leko played an australian open when he was 15.