Friday, February 12, 2010

Darwin Ducks Out

GM Wesley So is off to a good start in the 2010 Aeroflot Open, in Moscow, as he collects 1.5 points from three games. After a draw in the first round with GM Gaem Maghami, he won the second over GM Bocharov, before losing the third game to Vietnam's GM Ngoc Nguyen.

The other Pinoy in the tournament, GM Darwin Laylo, is having a terrible time. After 3 games Laylo has a trio of ducks against an all-GM opposition. Normally, an IM could be considered a reprieve, but the next opponent is 2519-rated Russian, Alexandre Danin, one of only five IMs in the A1 section.

I'd give you guys a game, but these haven't been uploaded onto the site yet.

(Note that I won't be posting anything over the weekend. Unfortunately, my new apartment doesn't have its internet connection enabled yet. Too bad. The good thing is that the place is equipped with fibre optic connection. So I'm really looking forward to that 100Mbs connection speed. Yeah, yeah, it's only achievable under best conditions, but whatever I get is ahecofalot faster than anything in Oz!)

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