Roland Salvador and Rolly Martinez were joint top finishers on 7 points at the 10th Genova Open in Italy. FM Salvador was declared winner on Bucholz tiebreak.
The tournament organisers have provided excellent tournament bulletins. In the last issue, a Pinoy name is up in lights, "Vince Salvador!" Bulletins and games can be downloaded on this page.
Here's a couple of games from our Pinoy heroes! And I must thank our reader, Mr. Michael Rabena for this news tip. Thank you, sir.
10 Open Genova
1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. e4 Bb4 6. Bg5 c5 7. e5 h6 8. exf6 hxg5 9. fxg7 Rg8 10. Qc2 Qf6 11. O-O-O Bxc3 12. bxc3 Nc6 13. Bxc4 Bd7 14. d5 Qf4+ 15. Nd2 exd5 16. Rhe1+ Be6 17. Bxd5 O-O-O 18. Bxe6+ fxe6 19. Qe4 Rxg7 20. Qxe6+ Kc7 21. g3 Qxf2 22. Ne4 Rxd1+ 23. Rxd1 Qe3+ 24. Kc2 Re7 25. Qd6+ Kb6 26. Rb1+ Ka5 27. Nd2 Ka6 28. Rb3 c4 29. Ra3+ Kb5 30. Ra5+ Nxa5 31. a4+ 1-0
10 Open Genova
1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. Be3 Nd7 5. Qd2 a6 6. h4 Ngf6 7. Bh6 Bxh6 8. Qxh6 c5 9. Nge2 Qa5 10. f3 b5 11. Qd2 Bb7 12. g4 O-O-O 13. g5 Nh5 14. Bh3 Kb8 15. Bxd7 Rxd7 16. dxc5 b4 17. Nd1 Qxc5 18. a3 d5 19. axb4 Qc7 20. Qc3 Rc8 21. Qxc7+ Rcxc7 22. c3 dxe4 23. fxe4 Rc4 24. Nf2 f5 25. Rh3 fxe4 26. Ra5 Rc8 27. Re5 Rcd8 28. Nxe4 Rd1+ 29. Kf2 Rf8+ 30. Rf3 Rxf3+ 31. Kxf3 Ng7 32. N2g3 Nf5 33. Nxf5 gxf5 34. Ke2 Rh1 35. Nc5 Rh2+ 36. Kd3 Bc8 37. Rxe7 Rxh4 38. c4 f4 39. Rf7 Rg4 40. Ne4 Bb7 41. Nc5 Bc8 42. b3 Rxg5 43. Rxf4 Rg6 44. Rf8 h6 45. Kc3 Kc7 46. Kb2 h5 47. Rh8 Bg4 48. Rh7+ Kd6 49. Nxa6 Ke5 50. b5 Kf4 51. c5 Kg5 52. Nb4 h4 53. b6 Bf3 54. b7 Bxb7 55. Rxb7 h3 56. Rh7 Kg4 57. c6 Rg5 58. Nd3 Kg3 59. b4 h2 60. c7 1-0
Thursday, August 17, 2006
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I am happy Phillipino chess players are doing well. Congratulations to FM Roland Salvador! Jesse Sales won the FM Australian Masters last year! WIM Arianne Caoili is a fantastic chess player! Who can ever forget GM Eugenio Torre! There are many strong Phillipino players here as well!
Bravo Phillipino chessplayers!
Caoili is currently listed with the australian chess federation...
I hope that Salvador and Martinez become GMs soon.
Roland Salvador got a GM norm for this feat, that means he now has 2 norms.
There is a possibility that he might become the first Filipino player ever to jump to GM without passing through IM.
My columns of August 25 and 28 cover the Genova International.
Isnt Salvador already an IM i think i have read it in your columns B. Ang?
Roland Salvador is a FIDE Master (FM). He has 2 GM norms and 2 IM norms.
Perhaps you are confusing him with Rolly Martinez, who recently got his IM title.
Opps, Its Rolmar pala. Nice column on premature resignation, isnt Kasparov also have one against Deep Blue?
Last week Martinez Rolly won in Crema's tournament with 5,5 of 6. Salvador lost in 2^ round against an italian 13 years old. You can see online that game. His final score: 5 of 6.
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