Thursday, November 23, 2006

BREAKING NEWS: Torre Defaulted

We have advance news from Pinoy journo Marlon Bernardino of this near-unbelievable piece of news. Asia's first grandmaster, Eugene Torre, lost his last round game today by default. The poor fellow apparently forgot that the last round was slated for 1PM and not the normal 3PM. Torre's opponent was my fellow Cebuano, FM Anthony Makinano.

In his report, Bernardino quotes Torre as saying, "Hindi ko ma recall pero ito yata ang unang beses na natalo ako ng default sa international tournament" (Trans: I can't recall [exactly] but I think this is the first time that I've lost by default in an international tournament).

The Filipino legend ends his GMA campaign on the measly score of 4 points. He was not the only one to lose by default today. FM Sander Severino also failed to turn up at the scheduled start of play.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sad ending to the Pinoy chess saga.

The Filipino hopes lie on the shoulders of the young talents.

Lots of hard work and catching up to do.

Am quite sure the next big international tournament in a better venue will showcase our more mature future chess GMs?