Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Pinoys Draw in Aeroflot Open

Draws by Sadorra and Gomez in their respective round 6 games yesterday took both players to 3 points apiece in the A2 section of the Aeroflot Open in Moscow. To date, the two Pinoys have had identical records at this event: 2 wins, two draws and two losses each. Sadorra will now face Russan GM Aleksandr Rakhmanov (rated 2524) next, while Gomez will front up against the untitled Chinese player Siyuan Shen (rated 2339).

GM Marat Askarov leads A2 on 5.5 points, while three players - Dreev, Rodshtein and Nepomniachtchi - lead the main section with 5 points each.

And by the way, the huge Capelle La Grande Open is also on. Their stats page alone is quite fascinating reading. Our Kiwi fans should note that there is apparently one New Zealander in the event, but I've got no idea who it might be. Anyone know?

EDIT: Right, thanks to our anonymous poster the Kiwi player is none other than IM Puchen Wang. So far he's garnered 2.5 points.


Anonymous said...

IM Puchen Wang

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget the adopted Aussie - Levon Aronian (!) - who is doing well over in the Americas.