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Saturday, May 28, 2011

GM Darwin Laylo keeps lead after six rounds in Asian Zone 3.3 chess

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Hello everyone,

Interesting chess is on at the 2011 Asian Zone 3.3 chess championship currently on in Tagaytay City. In the sixth round GM Darwin Laylo maintained his sole lead with a draw with Asia's first GM Eugene Torre. The seventh-seeded Laylo (ELO 2516) was half a point ahead of Torre and GM Mark Paragua, and Singapore GM Wei Meing Goh and Susanto Megaranto of Indonesia in the chase for the two World Cup qualifiying berths at stake.

Meanwhile, in the women's section, Vietnamese WGM Nguyen Thi Thanh Anh beat WGM Irine Kharisma Sukandar of Indonesia to surge ahead of the women’s division with 5.5 points. Nguyen thus boosted her chances for the lone Women’s World Championship berth at stake in the event.
Other important results included those of GM Rogelio Antonio Jr. beating GM Nguyen Duc Hoa and newly-crowned Asian Youth under-16 gold medalist Jan Emmanuel Garcia beating GM Nguyen Anh Dung.

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