EbeneMagazine – AU – Pinoy chess wins medals in Asian Nations Online TIFF

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MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines garnered more honors in the Asian Nations Online Chess Cup after international master Paulo Bersamina won a gold medal, Grandmaster Banjo Barcenilla a medal silver and WIM Jan Jodilyn Fronda an individual bronze medal

The 22-year-old Bersamina was the best player of all Filipinos as he scored seven points from six wins and two draws and one loss in nine games to win the gold medal on the third board

Top-ranked MJ Amin Tabatbaei of Iran and Max Illingworth of Australia took silver and bronze respectively

Two of his wins came at the expense of GMs Maghami Ehsan Ghaem of Iran and Murtas Kazhgaleyev of Kazakhstan as he drew with two other GMs at Tsegmed Batchuluun of Mongolia and SP Sethuraman of India

Barcenilla, for his part, won the silver medal two places behind Indonesian Managing Director Susanto Megaranto and ahead of Indian Managing Director Parham Maghsoodloo

Barcenilla, two-time Battle of the GMs champion, scored six out of eight points, including a shock victory over Indian GM Surya Shekhar Ganguly, the tournament’s top chess board with a score of 2646

Fronda, for her part, snatched a bronze medal on boartd two after finishing with 55 points from eight including a miraculous victory over IM Guliskhan Nakhbayeva in a shock 25-15 victory over second-seeded Kazakhstan, who sent the Lady Agilas to the quarter-finals

The Agilas have taken second place after the nine playoff rounds and will face No 7 Kazakhs in an interesting re-match on Friday

The Philippines also closed the No 2 seeds and will fight the No 7 Sri Lankans also on Friday

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Philippines, Gold

EbeneMagazine – AU – Pinoy chess carries medals in online tiff of Asian nations


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